Scouting Report | Tiger Football vs. Trinity
This Friday, the Tigers have their annual regular-season matchup against rival Trinity. The Shamrocks enter the game with a 6-0 record, ranked #1 in the state, while Tiger Football is ranked #3 at 5-0. Let’s take a closer look at what St. X is up against this weekend:
Trinity’s offense is headlined by wide receiver Rondale Moore. Moore, a 4-star Texas commit, has dangerous speed with the ball in his hands. He came onto the scene late last year after sitting out most of the season. Moore makes up for a lack of height with tremendous quickness and impeccable ball skills. If the Tigers want to win, they will need to limit Moore’s productivity, but that is easier said than done.
Senior Nick Bohn has put together a productive season in his first year as the starting quarterback. He played sparingly last season behind then-senior Spencer Blackburn, but was named QB1 this offseason. Trinity’s pass-heavy offense is contingent on Bohn’s gunslinging abilities, but the St. X defense has other plans.
Besides Moore, Bohn’s favorite target is most likely senior wideout Nick Strothman. Strothman, a 2-year starter, is a tall receiver who can make a play on the ball and create in the open field. While Moore is obviously the #1 receiver, Strothman is a capable player.
Trinity passes the ball the overwhelming majority of the time, but they still have a bit of a run game. Junior Luke McGuire is the starting running back for the Rocks and Bohn scrambles into the open field occasionally, but expect them to pass it more often than not.
Trinity’s defense has had a strong start to the season. They’ve stifled opposing offenses in most games this season, keeping them in single digits multiple times.
The secondary is one of the reasons the Shamrock defense has been successful. Sophomore Jacob Dingle and Senior Santana Jones are the leaders for Trinity in this area. They have played well thus far, but will have their hands full against the very talented Tiger receiving corps.
The defensive line is the high-point of Trinity’s defense. This strong D-line is headlined by junior Stephen Herron and senior Arak McDuffie. Herron, a Michigan commit and a 4-star defensive end, is ranked as the #1 junior in Kentucky according to Rivals. McDuffie has come onto the scene after playing minimally last year. At 6’4″, he is a threat at defensive end with his length and pass-rushing abilities. Trinity has an impressive D-line, but they may be in for a rude awakening due to St. X’s size and skill at offensive line.
St. X is looking for its first win against Trinity since the 2014 regular season matchup, and Coach Wolford’s squad certainly has the talent to get it done. This is just a brief look at what the Shamrocks will be fielding this Friday. If you want to see more, get out to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and cheer on your Tigers!
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Get to the Game on Friday, go Tigers!