Trinity football falls in finale

A tantalizing opportunity played out how the numbers said it would. Trinity Classical Academy football entered Friday afternoon’s game with a chance to tie for the Prep League’s best record but also with a slim chance of upsetting undefeated Polytechnic School of Pasadena. The Panthers won 41-6 on their home field, sending the Knights to a fifth loss in their final six games. “We knew it was going to be a tough opponent,” said coach Les Robinson. “Our deal was going to be using it as a learning experience. We were going to press up on them and give them everything we had.” The Panthers (10-0 overall, 3-0 in league) averaged 36 points a game on offense this year and allowed less than seven. Yes, not even a touchdown and extra point. The Knights (4-6, 1-2) started the year 3-1, but a 42-2 loss to crosstown rival Santa Clarita Christian in the second annual Faith Bowl on Oct. 1 was the beginning of a season-ending slide, one riddled with injuries. Trinity forfeited its game to McAuliffe of Lancaster on Oct. 8 in order to be better rested for Prep League play but never regained the early season momentum. Running back Caden Kulp’s rushing score provided the Knights’ only points Friday.