John Milledge 33,Trinity Christian 12

Lions start strong, but can’t finish

MILLEDGEVILLE — Trinity Christian’s hunger showed on Friday night. But the feast ended far too quickly at John Milledge Academy for the Lions in a 33-12 loss to open the 2013 season.

For the second straight season, Trinity opened the year with a touchdown against the Trojans, only to see John Milledge play keep-away, this time by scoring 22 unanswered points in the first half to take command of the game, the latter touchdowns sandwiched between a successful onside kick.

“Our conditioning showed. We got too tired too quick,” said Trinity Christian head coach Chris Hanson. “We did some good stuff and the guys didn’t give up, but we made a lot of mental mistakes that we need to work on.”

Fullback Conner Owen’s first varsity touchdown gave Trinity an early 6-0 lead, but it didn’t last.

Colby McCommon led the Trojans offensively with 14 carries for 84 yards and two touchdowns and Trinity’s defense also gave up 95 yards to running back Chris Williams on eight carries.

Hunter Harding also scored twice for John Milledge. The Trojan defense also picked off a pair of Trinity passes in the game.

Joe Hogan scored the Lions final touchdown on a throw from quarterback Daniel Shoates in the third quarter.




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