Ocala, Florida — The Trinity Catholic Celtics lost Friday night’s regional final playoff game against the Trinity Christian Conquerors. This makes it two consecutive years the Celtics have lost in the playoffs to the Conquerors.
The Celtics gave the Conquerors everything they couldn’t handle on defense, holding the Conquerors to only 14 offensive points. The score was 14-10 on the Celtics last offensive play, when quarterback Noah Schaffer threw an interception to Chris Barr, who returned it 30 yards for a touchdown as time expired to make the final score 20-10.
The Conquerors had the first score of the game on a Rasheed Martin five yard run, but the Celtics answered with their own five yard touchdown run by Marquis Hendrix.
The Celtics went up 10-7 in the second quarter on a 33 yard field goal by Tanner Riggs. Trinity Christian’s kicker, Frankie Onate, missed a field goal at the end of the first half.
Trinity Christian went down the field on their opening drive in the second half connecting on a 37 yard touchdown pass. From then on, it was a defensive battle as neither offense scored the rest of the way.
Trinity Catholic will return next year in hopes of filling in the holes that will be left by 19 seniors.
—By Brandon Wilson—