September 13th, 2010

Trinity Grabs National Ranking With Elder Win

Chris Jung

Senior Writer

Trinity Grabs National Ranking With Elder Win
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Rocks ranked No. 13 by

Trinity High School is certainly no stranger when it comes to boarding the train of success.

Still, it’s been a big numbers week for the Trinity High School football team – a program that is being recognized locally and nationally following the Shamrocks’ exhilarating victory last Friday over Elder High School (Cincinnati, OH).

First, the Associated Press high school football poll announced that the Rocks are the unanimous No. 1 team in the state of Kentucky, then the new version of the Litkenhous Ratings were released and revealed Trinity as the overall top squad (158.0 rating).

Now, Head Coach Bob Beatty’s team has played itself into the national rankings list, coming in as No. 13 in the website’s top 20 best Catholic high school football teams in the country.

The Rocks, who have started the season 3-0, will look to flex their national ranking with another match up with a team from Cincinnati this week, as Trinity will take on’s No. 8-ranked Cincinnati St. Xavier (OH). This is the fourth time in school history that Trinity has played two teams from the state of Ohio in the same season. Trinity is looking for its second sweep of Ohio opponents in a season in program history. The Rocks achieved that feat in 1969 when the Shamrocks beat Hamilton Garfield and Steubenville in the same season. The Shamrocks also faced two teams from Ohio in 1997 and 2009.

Friday’s game also marks the second straight week that Trinity has hosted a team from the state of Ohio at Marshall Stadium after not hosting a single team from the state since it was renovated entering the 2005 season. The 2008 matchup with (Cincinnati) St. Xavier was scheduled to be played at Marshall Stadium, but was moved to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium after a wind storm in the Louisville area knocked out power in St. Matthews and part of the Trinity campus.

Check back later this week for a complete preview of the game between Trinity and Cincinnati St. Xavier.


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