November 10th, 2010

Trinity Footall Earns Top Ten Ranking

Chris Jung

Senior Writer


Trinity Footall Earns Top Ten Ranking
photo by Chris Jung

Shamrocks move to No. 9 as team prepares for Manual

With another dominating performance this past Friday, the Trinity High School football team continued its climb up several national high school polls, including the rankings list released by CatholicSportsNet.com.

In that poll, the Shamrocks have moved into the top ten and are currently positioned as the No. 9 team among the nation's top Catholic high school football squads. Bob Beatty's Rocks have won seven games in a row and are the only Kentucky Class 6A team without an in-state loss this season. The team's lone defeat came back on Sept. 17 when Trinity lost at home to Cincinnati powerhouse St. Xavier.

This is the higest ranking for Trinity this season, as the Rocks have consistently been in the national top 20 poll since early in the year.

Trinity (10-1) boasts one of the state and country's most prolific offenses, which is led by running back Derek Bishop. A senior, Bishop has run for 1,307 yards and 19 touchdowns on 188 carries, and has certainly stated his case for the Mr. Football award. He also reached the 2,000-yard mark for his career during the Rocks' game against Bowling Green in late September.

Joining Bishop in the offensive "tremendous trio" are sophomores Travis Wright (quarterback) and James Quick (wide receiver). Wright has been one of Kentucky's most accurate passers all season, and his completion percentage (71.5 percent) is extremely close to the all-time state record (75.1 percent), which was set by Tim Couch in 1994. Wright's favorite receiver, Quick, has caught 62 passes for 835 yards and 12 touchdowns in 11 games, and also has seven kick returns for 285 yards and two touchdowns in 2010.

This week, the Rocks continue pursuit of the program's 20th state championship when they take on duPont Manual High School at Trinity's Marshall Stadium. This will be just the second all-time meeting between Trinity and Manual in the playoffs, but the 30th meeting ever between the schools. Trinity won going away last week in a 55-6 first-round playoff victory over PRP.

 

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