Trinity Classical Academy football will take the field against Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia a little banged up, but with more man-power than they had last week.
Tyler Lee and Carson Campuzano return to play this week, while Ryan DeMarois remains injured.
“It’s like life again,” said Knights coach Les Robinson. “We’re alive. We got a chance.”
Campuzano, who plays receiver and linebacker for Trinity, has 346 yards and two touchdowns on 31 catches and has 66 tackles in addition to five sacks on defense.
He missed all of last season after tearing his meniscus and had six surgeries, but according to Robinson, “you’d never know it.”
“Carson’s the ultimate player,” Robinson said. “He’s the ultimate team player, he has no ego. He’ll do anything for the team.”
Rio Hondo (5-2 overall, 1-0 in Prep League) is currently on a two-game win streak, a result Robinson has a clear explanation for.
“They’re always a fundamentally sound football team,” he said. “They block well, they tackle well, they play fundamental football very well. They don’t make very many mistakes.”
Trinity, conversely, is working its way out of a four-game losing skid and hoping for its first league win.
“We’re going to go out tomorrow and we’re going to play them hard,” said Robinson. “We still have an outside chance to win or share a league title.”