So, Trinity, What Have You Been Doing?
The Tiger Football team faces Trinity Friday night in the Third Round of the 2014 KHSAA Football Playoffs at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Let’s take a look at what the Trinity Shamrocks have been up to since the Tigers beat them 35-21 on October 3. Due to a new personal initiative to give the people what they want, I’m going to take a look at that now as I ask “So, Trinity, What Have You Been Doing?”
*Manual (away) – WIN. One week after suffering a loss to St. Xavier, the Rocks got a much needed win on the road at Manual Stadium. This was a tough game for the Shamrocks, but they had control of the game for the most part. This was their only regular season district win, though, landing them in the No. 3 spot in District 4 in the playoffs.
*Male (home)- LOSS. The Shamrocks lost 34-35 to Male in their first home defeat to a public school in 38 games. This was a great game and would become the second round matchup that happened just this past weekend.
*Moeller (away)- LOSS. The same night Tiger Football traveled to take on Cincinnati St. Xavier, the Crusaders of Moeller were hosting Trinity. Moeller handed Trinity their second straight loss and third in four games by a score of 14-17.
*Henderson County (home)- WIN. An easy win in the first round of the playoffs was this one for the Shamrocks. They defeated Henderson County 55-7.
*Male (away)- WIN. This was an instant classic over at Male High School last Friday where Trinity stunned the No. 1 team in the state by controlling the game from the very beginning. Male made it interesting late by hitting a field goal to send it to Overtime, but Trinity hung on to win 38-31. Following the game, there was a massive brawl between both teams before Male left the field as Trinity was celebrating. We took down District 4 rival Manual on the same night so it’s good to see the balance of power restored in the city.
Trinity remembers the beat down we put on them back in the first week of October, so they are going to be coming in hot ready to steal a victory in the rematch. They want to win this one just as much as we do, so expect a four quarter battle from the Shamrocks. Don’t be surprised if we jump out to an early lead, but know that the Rocks won’t go down without a fight and will attempt to claw their way back into the game before it’s over. They have a 3-2 record in their last five games, but don’t overlook those guys from Shelbyville Road. It has been FIVE years since we advanced past this Third Round spot and Friday looks like a great time to do that.