Trinity football falls in finale

By Mason Nesbitt

Last update: Friday, November 4th, 2016

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.

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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.

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Mason Nesbitt

Mason Nesbitt

Mason Nesbitt is The Santa Clarita Valley Signal's Sports Editor.