If you’re striving to be among the best, you have to play among the best.
As Trinity football aims to elevate its game this year, the Shamrocks stepped up to an early-season task against powerhouse Roman Catholic, a 5A school from Broad Street in Philadelphia.
The Week 2 match-up at Camp Hill’s Siebert Park on September 2 proved a tall task for the Shamrocks, who fell 41-14 to a big and powerful Cahillite team. Roman Catholic’s defense stifled the Shamrocks from the get go, and their rushing and passing prowess launched them to a 27-7 lead at halftime.
Trinity’s two touchdowns on the night came in the second and fourth quarters; the first was a 57-yard hit from quarterback Caleb Wray to Tanie Young, and the second a 20-yard strike from Wray to Trey Weiand.
Despite the loss, head coach Jordan Hill sees the early season challenges – including a Week 3 non-conference loss to number 2 Wyomissing – as building blocks for a Shamrock team that wants to strengthen its game by stepping up to tough opponents.
Trinity, now 2-1 after a season-opener win against Delone, 35-7, looks to position itself with battle-tested abilities as it enters Mid-Penn Capital Conference play this weekend.
(Photos courtesy of Lisa Schlager.)
By Jen Reed, The Catholic Witness