For the past eight years, Euless Trinity and Colleyville Heritage met as district rivals. It was a nondistrict matchup on Friday night, but with the same result
The Trojans rushed for 326 yards to defeat Heritage for the ninth straight time, 35-21 at Mustang-Panther Stadium.
Trinity (3-0), ranked No. 7 in the latest AP Class 6A state poll, made the early statement with a 5-minute, 30-second drive on the first possession. The Trojans went 79 yards as Courage Keihn capped it with a 17-yard touchdown run with 6:25 left in the first quarter.
Keihn added a 79-yard touchdown run to extend the lead 14-0 with 2:25 in the first. The junior running back, who came in with 168 yards rushing, finished Friday night with 20 carries for 196 yards and two touchdowns.
Heritage punted on its first possession and couldn’t capitalize on its second. The Panthers ran 14 plays, but didn’t convert on fourth-and-5 at Trinity’s 29.
But after forcing a Trinity punt on the ensuing possession, the Panthers went 53 yards on nine plays and cut the deficit in half with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Cam Roane to Kam Brown with 4:03 left in the second.
The Panthers (1-2) looked to turn the game around with a stop at the end of the first half, getting the ball to start the second half. But the Trojans answered with a 1-yard touchdown run by Greg Garner with 21 seconds left in the quarter.
Garner’s next two carries also went for scores from 1 and 29 yards, and the Trojans quickly found themselves up 35-7 late in the third quarter. He ended with nine carries for 70 yards and three touchdowns.
Heritage scored the final two touchdowns of the game. Roane hooked up with Chase Allan for 25 yards just before the third quarter ended, and Mario Ortiz scored from the 3 with 47 seconds to play.
Roane threw for 222 yards on 24-of-36 passing and two touchdowns, and added 58 yards on the ground. Junior receiver Ke’von Ahmad caught eight passes for 71 yards.
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