Prep Football: Trinity Christian runs past Piedmont
From Staff Reports
MONTICELLO — A week after being its own worst enemy, the Trinity Christian Lions got back to inflicting problems for their opponents in a 37-19 victory over two-time defending GISA Class AA champion Piedmont Academy.
Lions senior Jay Warner ran for 200-yards and four touchdowns behind a much-improved effort from Trinity Christian's offensive line while improving to 3-2 on the season.
Trinity Christian bounced back from last week’s 20-9 loss to Flint River where the team gave up 14 points off a pair of second-half turnovers.
This week, however, the Lions defense forced five Piedmont turnovers while continuing to help lead the way. After allowing a touchdown or less per game to opposing offenses, Trinity Christian managed to hold the Cougars and running back Peter Lawson to a single score in the final two quarters after taking a 19-13 lead into halftime.
Piedmont scored on a long pass late in the first half before Trinity Christian reeled off 18 unanswered points in the final two quarters to put the game out of reach. The Cougars final score came with 2:30 to play.
Senior fullback Drew Gibson and senior quarterback Connor Adams also scored touchdowns for the Lions in the victory.
The Lions will have a week off before opening Region 2-AAA play on Oct. 12 at Stratford Academy in Macon.