TexasHSFootball.com previews No. 1 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) vs. Trinity (Euless, Tex.)

TexasHSFootball.com previews No. 1 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) vs. Trinity (Euless, Tex.)

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TexasHSFootball.com previews No. 1 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) vs. Trinity (Euless, Tex.)

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Jimmy Isbell of TexasHSFootball.com previews this weekend’s matchup between Super 25 No. 1 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) and Trinity (Euless, Tex.). The nation’s top team travels to Texas to play Trinity for the first time at Mansfield’s Vernon Newsom Stadium (following the Desoto-Martin game) on Saturday, August 29, at 9 p.m. ET.

Facts of the Game

  • From 1992-2003, De La Salle held the longest winning streak of 151 games under legendary head coach Bob Ladouceur. Ladouceur retired from coaching January 4, 2013 with a 399-25-3 record.
  • Last season, the Spartans won their 23rd California Interscholastic Federation Bowl Game Championships, with a 14-0 record.
  • Trinity lost in the Class 6A Division I regional final to the eventual state champion, Allen.
  • De La Salle returns 12 starters from last season’s squad, three of which are defensive linemen. Trinity returns five starters.

De La Salle Players to Watch 

  • Andrew Hernandez, RB, Junior — 1,840 rush yards, 30 TDs.
  • Antoine Custer, RB, Senior — 1,860 rush yards, 24 TDs.
  • Boss Tagalon, DT, Junior — 6’3, 295 lbs., holds 14 FBS offers and is the No. 11 ranked DT in California
  • Devin Asiasi, TE, Junior — 6’5, 255 lbs.
  • Anthony Sweeney, QB, Junior.
  • Jonathan Harvey, WR, Junior.

Trinity Players to Watch

  • Chris Daniels, DE, Senior — 6’4, 290 lbs.
  • Elise (EJ) Gisa, DL, Senior — 6’2, 287 lbs.
  • Justus Gregg, OLB, Senior — 5’9 185, 118 tackles last season.
  • Tyler Natee, QB, Senior — 930 pass yards, 1,400 rush yards, 19 total TDs.
  • Ja’Ron Wilson, RB, Senior — 1,792 rush yards, 22 TDs.
  • Dejuan Garrett, RB, Senior — injured last season, looking to have a breakout year.

 

Score Prediction

Trinity 35, De La Salle 28

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