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CIF football playoffs: Knights move on

Trinity has no trouble dispatching visiting Price in the first round

Posted: November 4, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 4, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Nick Spinello, left, assists as Kasey Kla, right, recovers a Price fumble in the second quarter to set up a Trinity touchdown at Valencia High School on Saturday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section 8-man Division II playoffs.

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Trinity Classical Academy picked up right where it left off a week ago.

The Knights exploded for 58 first half points en route to a 71-6 victory over Price High on Saturday at Valencia High School in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section 8-man Division II playoffs.

“Our team was fired up and came out ready to play,” said head coach Mike Buchanan. “I really wanted to work on our passing tonight.”

Trinity (8-2) scored on its opening possession of the game with a 7-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dakota Prochnow to Spencer Klehn to take an 8-0 lead.

Price finishes the season at 3-6.

On the drive, Prochnow went 5-for-8 for 48 yards, while Klehn caught four passes for 39 yards.

Klehn finished the game with 75 yards on six receptions.

Less than a minute later, Prochnow took an 11-yard scamper into the end zone to make the score 16-0.

The senior scored his third touchdown of the night on a 2-yard reception from Chris Buchanan to put the Knights ahead 22-0 with 5:23 to play in the first quarter.

Prochnow extended the lead to 30-0 with a 28-yard rushing touchdown on the Knights first possession of the second quarter.

He finished with four rushes for 55 yards, and 9-for-14 for 107 yards and four touchdowns total.

“At this point in the season I’ve built up a lot of confidence and chemistry with all of my receivers,” Prochnow said.

Trinity’s defense also played well during the game.

The Knights held Price starting quarterback Austin Mobley to 65 yards on 5-for-14 passing along with just 29 yards on 13 carries.

James Almeida recorded three sacks, while Andrew Spinello had one sack for the Knights.

“All we try to do is come out and attack the ball,” Mike Buchanan said. “We call ourselves the pack of wolves.”

Since a 29-20 loss to Mojave on Oct. 6, the Knights have rattled off four consecutive victories by a combined score of 211-54.

With the win, Trinity will meet Cornerstone Christian of Temecula in the quarterfinals Friday.

“We want to get to the final game and we are motivated to reach that goal,” Mike Buchanan said.

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