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Trinity fires on all cylinders

Prep football: Klehn scores five touchdowns as Knights win big

Posted: October 26, 2013 11:08 p.m.
Updated: October 26, 2013 11:08 p.m.

Trinity Classical Academy's Spencer Klehn, right, evades Bloomington Christian defender Edward Scott (54) at Saugus High on Saturday.

 

Spencer Klehn scored five first-half touchdowns, four of which came in the first quarter alone, helping Trinity Classic Academy bounce back from a two-point loss to Joshua Springs last week and blowout Bloomington Christian by a score of 71-7 at Saugus High School.

The Knights (6-2, 3-1) were able to do whatever they wanted against a struggling Ravens team, scoring early and often and taking a 58-0 lead into the half before the two teams agreed to run the clock for the rest of the game.

Klehn scored on touchdown runs of 32, 30, 25 and 7 yards and also returned an interception 19 yards for a score, one of three on the day for Trinity, as Ian Caddow and Aaron Servera also took picks back to the house.

Klehn managed to pick up 113 yards and his four scores on just six carries, while the team’s leading rusher on the season, senior Patch Kulp, amassed 110 yards and a score on only eight carries. Nick Spinello capped off a great day for the trio with 50 yards and a score on four carries.

With a couple of starters out on the Knights’ offensive line, Klehn praised the play of the replacements.

“The new guys up front stepped right in and provided a huge push all game,” the senior running back said. “I was able to hit the holes and bounce it to the outside on most of my runs.”

Making life a little easier on the makeshift offensive line, the Knights only ran one passing play, as quarterback Colton Oshiro enjoyed a light day of work. The other 19 plays were all runs, which tend to consist of less complicated blocking schemes.

Bloomington Christian (0-8, 0-4) wasn’t able to do much of anything on offense and managed just 1 yard on 23 total rushing plays. Their only score, which came late in the third quarter, was made by Deionte Daniels on a leaping grab on 53 yard-pass from quarterback Chris Garcia.

Trinity head coach Mike Buchanan had praise for the way the Ravens continued to play hard the whole game.

The big lead and complete game allowed Trinity to give everyone some playing time, which will be big heading into the playoffs. But Buchanan isn’t looking past their opponent next Saturday.

“We’re excited for the playoffs but we have a big game next weekend against Faith Baptist for second place in the league,” Buchanan said. “We will need to be clicking on all cylinders like we were today.”

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