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.



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