Chaminade Comes Out on Top after a Nail-Biter at Trinity

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Mark Scott, Editor-in-Chief, Football Beat Writer

The Red Devils went on the road to Trinity Catholic High School to face off against the Trinity Titans last weekend. Chaminade knew they had to forget the steamroll win against Vianney and focus on the task they had a head of them.

Trinity is a team full of size, but what they have in size they lack in discipline, and this showed with the multiple fumbles off missed snaps. While the Red Devils may not have the size that the Titans have, they are a very talented and discipline team.

Chaminade’s Defense was tasked with stopping 6’4, 220-lbs senior WR Demetrius Cannon, not to mention the prominent sophomore dual-threat Quarterback, Christian Cotton, throwing and running the ball behind his mammoth Offensive Line.

Chaminade’s offense prepared all week for their first real test of the year. Though the scoreboard may not have shown the offense’s production, the stats show otherwise. The Red Devils rushed 42 times for 275 yards, averaging 6.5 yds per rush and completed 7 passes for an additional 47 yards, totaling 322 yards of total offense on the night.

Chaminade went on to defeat Trinity on the Titan’s Senior Night by the score of 9-7. This is a huge win for the Red Devil as they look to secure the #1 seed in their district.

This coming Friday, 10/23, Chaminade will travel to CBC to face off against the Cadets.

GAME SUMMARY

First Quarter

-Trinity receives the opening kick

-A bad snap from Trinity’s Center, Xavier Sumpter results in a safety awarded to the Red Devils (2-0 CCP)

-The missed snap was recovered by Trinity QB Christian Cotton in his own End Zone

– Chaminade punts and Trinity’s offense gets the ball back

-Trinity fumbles once again on the first play of drive

-Chaminade DE Grant Finley recovers the fumble

-Trinity’s offense opens a drive by rushing for a first down against the Chaminade Defense

-The very next play Trinity QB Christian Cotton throws an interception

-Chaminade Safety Elijah Griffin snags the INT, resulting in Trinity’s second turnover in the first quarter

Second Quarter

-Trinity QB Christian Cotton runs for a 7-yard touchdown (2-7 Trinity)

Third Quarter

-Chaminade receives the kickoff to start the half

QB Cam Epps runs 6 (yards) for 6 (points)

-Epps puts Chaminade on top with their first touchdown of the game (8-7 CCP)

-The Extra Point is good (9-7 CCP)

Bill Truong stays perfect on the year (5-5 on XP attempts)

-Trinity Field Goal Unit attempts a Field Goal on the Red Devil’s 19-yard line

Field Goal is blocked, No Good

Grant Finley with the block

Fourth Quarter

-Trinity’s Field Goal Unit sets up again for a field goal on the Red Devil’s 5-yard line, No Good

-The lean, mean, field goal blocking machine Grant Finley comes up clutch AGAIN, and finishes the game with not one, but two blocked field goals

-Chaminade punts late in the game

Muffed Punt by Trinity

Amar Johnson seals the win with the recovery

STATISTICS

Chaminade Offense

Rushing Leaders

  • Cam Epps
    • 13 rushes, 118 yards
      • 9 yard average
    • 1 rushing touchdown
  • Amar Johnson
    • 17 rushes, 96 yards
      • 5.6 yard average

Passing Leaders

  • Cam Epps
    • 7-15, 47 yards

Receiving Leaders

  • Amar Johnson
    • 3 receptions, 29 yards
      • 9.6 yard average

Chaminade Defense

Turnovers

  • Grant Finley
    • 1 fumble recovery
    • 2 blocked field goals
  • Elijah Griffin
    • 1 interception

Tackle Leaders

  • Elijah Griffin
    • 4 solos
    • 2 assists
  • Louis Prevost
    • 3 solos
    • 3 assists
  • Andrew “Meatball” Vitale
    • 4 solos
    • 1 assist
  • Ryan King
    • 4 solos
    • 1 assist