November 10th, 2018

Trinity smokes Henderson County to advance

Dalton Pence 

Staff Writer 

Trinity smokes Henderson County to advance
Trinity and Henderson County / photo by Dalton Pence


Trinity dismantled Henderson County at home in the second round of the KSAA playoffs by a score of 48-7 Friday night.

“We’ve gotten faster in practice,” Trinity head coach Bob Beatty said. “Faster means execution and execution means focus.”

Capping off a quick 4 play, 67-yard drive, Luke McGuire rushed into the end zone from 15 yards out to break the scoreless tie with 8:02 to go in the first quarter.

Quarterback Seth Jutz connected with Ryan Miller for a 39-yard touchdown to double the lead with 3:01 to play in the second quarter.

Minutes later, Jutz found Jacob McCarthy in the end zone from 9 yards out to make it 21-0.

With 9:34 to play in the half, McGuire found the end zone for the second time of the night after he ran it in from two yards out.

The senior has missed a good portion of the season due to injury and tonight marked his second game back from one sustained earlier in the year.

“His experience and seeing the holes and the cuts gives us confidence with those five guys up front,” Beatty said, “I thought Luke handled himself very well tonight.”

Also involved in the ground game was David Florence, who normally plays defense, was used most notably in wildcat packages.

“He’s (Florence) a tremendous athlete…it’s been something that we’ve been practicing,” Beatty said.

His touchdown came with 4:14 left to play in the half as a result of consecutive quarterback runs from Florence.

“We can play with anybody, anytime,” Florence said. “This is our last ride, we have to go hard.”

On a 70-yard catch and run, Jutz connected with Miller for a second time.

Trinity went into the half up 41-0 with a running clock.

“We made plays (and) we played together,” Jutz said. “we didn’t try to do too much and if we made a mistake, we got back and played together.”

“I think he (Jutz) had an outstanding game,” Beaty said. “I felt like he was sharp”.

Defensively, Trinity was dominant all night. Within two minutes of the second half, Jake Saylor blocked and recovered a Henderson County punt in the end zone to go up 48-0.

The rocks defense only allowed 128 total yards of offense for the colonels.

“I have not seen them be that physical since very early on in the season,” Beatty said.

The only score for Henderson County came from a Skip Patterson pass to Daymian Dixon for 36 yards with 5:53 to play in the game.

Patterson was 2-8 for 55 yards and a touchdown. The rushing attack was led by Colton Evans who had four carries for 24 yards.


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