Trinity Christian 43, Community Christian 21

Lions roar back to even record at 1-1

HAMPTON – For the second straight week, Trinity Christian scored the opening touchdown of a football game. And for the second straight week, their opponent found a way to answer.

But that's where all the comparisons ended between the Lions season opening loss and a dominating 43-21 victory on Friday over Community Christian at Dutchtown High School.

Trinity's defense looked like a different unit than the one that gave up 250-plus yards rushing to a talented John Milledge Academy offense in a loss, with its starters shutting out a Knights team that entered with a physical line of scrimmage.

Two of Community Christian's three touchdowns came on kickoff returns in the first half as Trinity built a 28-14 lead at the break. The other came late in the fourth quarter with the game out of reach.

'I thought overall it was good to get a win against a good team. We fought hard, but we're not satisfied,' said Lions head coach Chris Hanson. 'We gave up two touchdowns on kickoffs and we've got to do a better job on special teams. We did some good things. We just have to go back and fix some of the others and get ready for our next opponent.'

For Trinity, it'll come in the form of a passoriented Dominion Christian team that edged out The Heritage School at home 33-26 after being outscored 26-14 in the second half on Friday.

Rodney Neely opened the scoring for the Lions on a touchdown run and quarterback Daniel Shoates also added a touchdown pass to Glen Whisby as Trinity Christian's offense got back on track following last week's 33-12 loss at John Milledge, which equally roughed up the Lions' GISA Region 2-AAA rivals Tattnall Square on Friday, winning 35-7.

Hanson was equally pleased with a running game that included carries from J.D. Farlow, Grant Hurston and Conner Owen.

Trinity also made up for special teams errors by getting a partial block on a Community Christian punt in the second half.



More Sports

Local Racing

Morris picks up third Late Models win

Late Model points leader Glenn Morris continued his charge to a second straight championship with this third win of the season at Senoia Rac ... Read More


Strakose returns home to Newnan to begin coaching career

By DOUG GORMAN dgorman@newnan.com Adam Strakose is out to prove you can go home again. The former Newnan High School football All-State li ... Read More


Area Golf Digest

Smith wins Kirby Invitational at NCC

The annual Kirby Invitational at Newnan Country Club may be the oldest such tournament in Georgia. But this year's 36-hole event belonged to ... Read More


College Football/Where Are They Now?

Former prep stars take Mercer into new conference

There's not a lot of rich football history at Mercer University, but there's plenty of enthusiasm as the private school in Macon goes into i ... Read More


Coweta athletes pick up gold, silver at AAU Junior Olympics

DES MOINES - Just two days into this year's AAU Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships, the luggage already plans to be a little he ... Read More

High School Football

Depth in backfield could give Newnan’s offense a push

Aside from financial recourse in terms of facilities and/or salaries, maybe the biggest handicap high school football coaches have com- pare ... Read More