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|Trinity loses close one|
Oak Forest Academy scored on a 34-yard pass play with 49 seconds remaining in the third quarter to defeat Trinity 20-14 in a non-district contest.
"The good news is that our of our final three games, this is the one we could afford to lose," said Trinity coach Josh Loy.
Trinity was without quarterback Garrett Vinson with an injured shoulder.
"That really hurt us because we were one-dimensional and they just put 10 people in the box and we were unable to move the ball effectively."
Loy said Vinson will play this Friday, but his duties may be limited.
"We're still trying to sort through and see what extent we can use him and what he will be able to do," Loy said.
Trailing 12-0, Trinity got on the board in the second quarter as Demarcus Fleming scored on a 16-yard run and Carter Smith added the kick.
Trinity took a 14-12 lead in the third period as Fleming 10 yards.
But Austin Lee caught a 34-yard TD pass from Carter Capdebocq to give the Yellow Jackets and lead and eventual win.
Tanner Cage rushed for 123 yards for the Saints
Trinity hosts Columbia Friday.
The Cougars are 5-4 on the season and fell to Brookhaven 42-0 in their district opener last week.
"They have one of the biggest front lines we have seen this year," Loy said. "They are identical to us on offense in that they run the spread and pass the ball and run out of it. We can lock up a playoff spot with a win and play for a district championship next week, which was our goal before the season."
Early indications are that the Saints will be moving down from Class AA to Class A next season.
"Obviously that would be great," Loy said. "If we were in Class A right now we would have a shot at a state championship. We're just trying to build our numbers back up right now and go from there."
Trinity moved up to double-A in 2004.
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