High School Football

Turnovers help Terrell top Trinity

DAWSON — Trinity Christian showed a bit more rust than it had hoped in Friday’s season opener, turning the ball over three times while unable to come up with key stops on a hot, sweltering first night in south Georgia while falling 41-26 on the road to Terrell Academy.

“Anytime you turn the ball over three times, your percentages for success go down,” Trinity head coach Chris Hanson. “The guys fought hard and I’m proud of their effort. Now we have to go back and work on our next opportunity, which is next week at Flint River.”

In the Lions first live action since closing a 6-5 season in the first round of last year’s GISA Class AAA state playoffs, Trinity managed to to stay within a 13-7 deficit before the Warhawks stuffed one in from inside the 10-yard-line with under 50 seconds left before halftime.

Trinity, which trailed 19-7 at halftime, yielded an interception and coughed up two fumbles to Terrell Academy in the game.

“It doesn’t help when you put your defense in bad field position. Our defense made stops [Friday],” Hanson said. “They were just able to drive one in right before the half.”

The Lions, however, pulled back within a touchdown, scoring on its first snap from scrimmage in the third quarter when junior quarterback Grant Hurston found senior receiver Christian Downs on a long scoring play.

“We made some adjustments at halftime,” Hanson said, describing 90-plus degree temperatures during the game as “intense. I was probably one of the hotter games I’ve ever been a part of. We played a lot of guys.”

Hurston finished with three touchdown passes, two to Downs, and another to senior Devin Colburn in the loss.



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