Monday, September 3, 2012
Trinity tops Bowling Green in Labor Day meeting
For Southern Sports & Travel, by Kent Knee
The Trinity Saints defeated Bowling Green on Monday afternoon in Franklinton, 41-20.
Bowling Green scored first in the 1st quarter on a 1 yard run by Drew Varnado, but their 2 point conversion attempt failed.
Trinity scored only 7 points in the 1st half, with Garrett Vinson running in from 26 yards out, followed by Carter Smith's PAT, all in the 1st quarter.
The Saints scored three times in the 3rd quarter: Tanner Cage's 13 yard run, Wyatt Boothe's 4 yard touchdown reception from Vinson and Tanner Cage scored on a 31 yard touchdown catch from Vinson.
Bowling Green also returned an interception of a Garrett Vinson pass 28 yards for a touchdown and was successful on the 2 point conversion.
Trinity scored twice in the 4th quarter, Dee Fleming went in from 1 yard and Dee Fleming again on a 59 yard run.
Bowling Green also scored on a pass play in the 4th quarter but their 2 point attempt fell short of the mark.
Dee Fleming rushed for 110 yards on 14 carries to lead Trinity, Tanner Cage added 67 yards on 13 carries and Vinson 64 yards on 12 carries for a total of 251 yards.
Vinson also completed 12 of 17 pass attempts with 1 interception for 158 yards.
Five different Saints caught passes: Peyton Young 1-3 yards, Jacob Sandrock 3-32 yards, Wyatt Boothe 3-24 yards, Tanner Cage 3-62 yards, and Arzell McCoy 2-34 yards.
On defense, Vinson and Sandrock both intercepted one pass and recovered a Bowling Green fumble. Sky Logan, Peyton Young and Jared Hedrick were the teams leading tacklers.
The Saints are now 1-2 in season play.
Caleb Cross and Wyatt Franks were sidelined for the game with injuries, but should be ready for Friday's game against Silliman.
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