Prep Football: Trinity Christian gets forfeit win
From Staff Reports
This was not how Trinity Christian and head coach Chris Hanson wanted to celebrate its first win of the 2012 season.
Over a span of just eight minutes Friday at home against Arlington Christian, the Lions gave up quick 12 points, then scored 31 of their own.
“It’s good to get a win and I’m glad we won, don’t get me wrong, but that’s not the way you want to win your first game,” Hanson said. “Arlington’s kinda in a down year and they have a new coach. He’s doing a good job with them and I feel for what they’re going through right now. I’m just disappointed in the way we came out tonight. We didn’t look ready to play at all.”
Arlington Christian (0-3), which shutout Trinity Christian 34-0 last year at East Coweta Middle School, looked ready to repeat that effort, scoring off the opening kickoff and then immediately converting a Lions fumble for a 12-0 lead.
Trinity, however, responded with five quick scores of its own in span of less than seven minutes, getting three touchdowns from Dee Snelling, two of which came on punt returns.
Jay Warner and quarterback Conner Adams also scored while linebackers Edwin Rivera and Drew Gibson helped lead a defensive punch that eventually claimed four injured Eagles, leaving Arlington with only 10 healthy players.
“I’ve told our guys we’ve got to play like we practice and we just had too many mistakes tonight,” said Hanson, whose team hosts a Dominion team that lost 59-22 at Heritage on Friday. “We’ll get back to work, though, and get ready for Dominion [Christian] next week.”