Led by tall and powerful quarterback Kingsley Eheimua, Trinity Valley cruised to a convincing 46-7 win over Oak Ridge on Thursday at Frank Field.
The 6-foot-4 Eheimua ran for 101 yards and passed for 203, accounting for three scores, one on the ground from 8 yards out and two through the air on bombs to wide-out Aidan Carlock from 79 and 49 yards out.
After Trinity Valley scored first on a 3-yard run by Gavin Williams, Oak Ridge responded with a 27-yard touchdown pass from QB Carson Welch to receiver Sage Abram to knot the score at 7-7 as time expired in the first quarter.
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Game was over when: Trojan special teamer Jared Busby recovered a fumble on the kickoff following Trinity Valley’s first touchdown of the second half that led to yet another score and a 33-7 lead with 8:35 still to play in the third quarter.
Plays of the game: The two long TD passes from Eheimua to Carlock that were high arching passes right on the money.
Offensive player of the game: Eheimua with his 304 combined yards and Williams running for 111 yards with 3 TDs of 3, 3 and 67 yards.
Defensive player of the game: Trinity Valley linebacker Grant Farmer who registered two sacks of Welch and make tackles from sideline to sideline.
Unsung hero of the game: Welch for Oak Ridge who boomed punts of 54 and 65 yards to gain the Owls good field position in the first half. He finished with 7 punts for a 44-yard average.
Moment of the game: An onside kick by Oak Ridge to open the second half that failed only because the ball had not traveled the necessary 10 yards. Trailing 20-7 at half, the Owls sought to get back into the game early in the third quarter but failed and never recovered.
Stat of the Game: Oak Ridge limited to 9 first downs and only 43 yards rushing. Trinity
Big picture outlook: Trinity Valley looks impressive on both sides of the ball as the Trojans continue in SPC play.