Harper will be quarterback starter again for Trinity

Harper will be quarterback starter again for Trinity

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Harper will be quarterback starter again for Trinity

Ryan Young suffered a concussion during the fourth quarter of last week's 10-7 loss to Carmel (Ind.)

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Ryan Young suffered a concussion during the fourth quarter of last week's 10-7 loss to Carmel (Ind.)

Off to an 0-2 start for the first time since 2003, the Trinity High School football team will try to get back on track Friday without its senior quarterback.

Ryan Young suffered a concussion during the fourth quarter of last week’s 10-7 loss to Carmel (Ind.) and won’t be available when the Shamrocks host Philadelphia Imhotep Charter (1-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Shamrocks coach Bob Beatty said.

Sophomore Larry Harper III will get the start against Imhotep, with junior Jacob Woosley serving as the backup. Harper started the season opener against Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth on Aug. 22 but was replaced by Young in the second quarter of a 21-14 loss.

“I think the game might have been a little bit too fast for him at Ensworth,” Beatty said of Harper. “Any time you send a pitcher to the mound, you don’t know if he’s going to go nine innings or not. …

“People were talking about how upset he was about getting pulled. I wouldn’t want it any other way. If he’s jumping for joy about it, he doesn’t need to be out there.”

Beatty said he’s seen improvement in Harper the past two weeks.

“He’s had a great week of practice, and we as coaches have spent a lot of time finding out what he does best and adjusted to that,” Beatty said. “I know he’ll handle the club very well.”

Harper will try to jumpstart a Trinity offense that has scored just three touchdowns this season, all by senior running back Donald Brooks.

The Shamrocks have committed three turnovers in each of their first two games.


Carmel High School’s Michael Viktrup (12) is tackled by Trinity High School’s Alex Reisert (15) during the second half of play at Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky. August 29, 2014

“Turnovers are bad at any time of the game,” Beatty said. “But when you turn the football over against the best team in Tennessee and the best team in Indiana, they’re magnified. That’s something we have to get better at.”

FOOTBALL NUGGETS

• Bullitt East will recognize former head coach Mike Egan and the 20th anniversary of his 1994 team during Friday’s game against Waggener.

The 1994 Chargers finished 13-2, falling to Danville 39-7 in the Class 2-A championship game.

Egan was the Chargers’ head coach from 1985-2001 and continues to teach at the school.

• Male remained No. 14 in this week’s MaxPreps.com national rankings. St. Thomas Aquinas of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is No. 1.

TIDBITS

• The Shelby County Invitational cross country meet is set for Saturday at East Middle School. The girls’ race is set for 9 a.m., with the boys’ race to follow at 9:45.

• The Jefferson County Invitational girls’ golf tournament is slated for 4 p.m. Monday at Shawnee Golf Course. Sacred Heart senior Maddie Hamilton has won the tournament three straight years.

Jason Frakes can be reached at (502) 582-4046 and followed on Twitter @kyhighs.

 

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