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Trinity football trounces Desert Christian

Knights topple CIF-SS 8-man Division I power

Posted: October 11, 2013 9:01 p.m.
Updated: October 11, 2013 9:01 p.m.

Trinity quarterback Ryan Brooks (19) gets past Desert Christian's Richard Twiss (8) during their game at West Ranch High School on Friday. Trinity won 48-0.

 


The Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team could say it expected to beat a highly thought of Desert Christian of Bermunda Dunes and it would be believable.

But if any Knight says he expected his team to wallop the Conquerors, the CIF-Southern Section 8-man Division I No. 5 team, 48-0, then they might be fibbing.

Yet the Knights not only beat the Conquerors that badly on Friday afternoon at West Ranch High, they humiliated Desert into a running clock with eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter in this Heritage League matchup.

Desert (4-2 overall, 1-1 Heritage League) managed just 104 yards of total offense in the game.

“Well that’s just our wolf pack defense,” said defensive tackle/linebacker Eli Skorich who had 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery in the game. “One hundred and four yards against a good team, especially Desert Christian, that’s a good number, especially to let teams around the league and state know we’re for real.”

For real?

Definitely.

Trinity (5-1, 2-0), Division II’s No. 2 team, had most facets working.

“The defense beat them down to a pulp and put us in a good position offensively,” said Trinity quarterback Ryan Brooks, who was 5-of-15 for 129 yards and a touchdown pass. He also scored on a 4-yard touchdown run. “The only thing we didn’t do right was throw the ball.”

However, Brooks caught it right.

With 3:17 to play in the first quarter, he handed the ball off to Spencer Klehn who then passed it to Brooks.

Brooks broke two tackles at the 20-yard line and then turned it on for a 69-yard touchdown for an early 6-0 Trinity lead.

The Knights then recovered the ensuing onside kick and Brooks scored his rushing touchdown.

His only touchdown pass of the day came on a 67-harder to Caleb Durst with 7:13 to go in the second quarter for a 22-0 lead after a two-point conversion.

Colton Oshiro put Trinity up 28-0 going into halftime with a 35-yard touchdown pass to Klehn on fourth-and-25 with 2:45 to play in the first half.

Desert never found a rhythm.

Quarterback Hunter Hurja’s 7-of-25 for 60 yards doesn’t reflect the day he had.

He was pressured often, with Ian Caddow in his face often.

Caddow had two sacks.

Desert had numerous dropped passes and established no running game.

In the second half, Trinity leaned on Patch Kulp to eat up yards and he had 73 of his 93 rushing yards in the second half.

Klehn also aided the rushing game with touchdown of 4 and 22 yards in the second half.

He ran for 56 yards on 12 carries, and like Brooks scored touchdowns three different ways.



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