When entering Thursday afternoon’s game against Palmdale Aerospace Academy – the top team in the Heritage League – Trinity Classical Academy boys soccer wanted to focus on playing smart. “I told them their soccer IQ grew tremendously and I was very proud of that,” said coach Dave Norton. Despite falling to the Griffins 10-1, the Knights worked on the offsides trap as a way of sharpening their own skills and limiting their opponent to the best of their ability. Aerospace Academy (12-9-1 overall, 9-0 in Heritage League) piled on six goals in the first half, most of which were executed in the same style. A striker would coast up the right flank, then send a cross to a teammate waiting on the opposite side to tap in the ball.