The Trinity Classical Academy football team should be eager to get back on the field against Century of Santa Ana on Friday.
The Knights opened the season on a down note with a lopsided 58-18 loss against Silver Valley of Bakersfield. The team didn’t have an outside scrimmage and it showed, said coach Les Robinson.
“We weren’t ready,” Robinson said. “We didn’t have the game speed or the game intensity because we didn’t scrimmage anyone. We needed more testing and more practice. That was our first real test.”
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But Robinson feels good about his team chances on Friday.
“We’re really focused on ourselves,” Robinson said. “We just have to execute.
“We can do it. We have a good team. We just need to turn it on and it has to happen Friday,” Robinson said.
The Knights will be led by senior Ryan DeMarois on Friday, who shined during Trinity’s loss against Silver Valley. DeMarois tallied nine catches for 141 years and three touchdowns. DeMarois also had nine tackles on defense.
Robinson hopes other players step up and perform.
“Hopefully this week, we uncover some more players,” Robinson said. “Ryan had a great game against Silver Valley but he can’t do it alone. We need to give him more help.”