U of L commit, Jailen Reed lift Rocks to rout
It was almost a perfect night for Trinity.
The host Shamrocks upped their record to 3-0 by walloping Lexington Lafayette 70-14. Rodjay Burns, a University of Louisville commit, scored five touchdowns — including an 83-yard punt return — as he amassed 187 all-purpose yards on offense and special teams. Jailen Reed had 157 yards rushing and three scores, all in the first half.
By halftime, with the Rocks leading 49-14, they had piled up 400 yards of offense and 23 first downs. The only blemishes came on two kickoff returns of 97 and 99 yards by Mason Alstatt, who accounted for both touchdowns by the Generals (2-1).
The 70 points were just a touchdown off the school mark for most points in a game, and Burns’ four receiving scores matched a school record set five years ago by current U of L receiver James Quick.
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In just his third start, Jacob Woosley went 14-of-16 passing for 201 yards and the four scores. He connected with Burns five times for 95 yards. That included a 13-yard play action rollout that left Burns wide open in the end zone and a 32-yard score in which he hit Burns in stride on the post pattern route.
The Rocks were just as impressive defensively as they held a team that scored 96 points in its previous two games without an offensive score. That unit was led by Burns, too, as he made four tackles and broke up a pass.
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“Outstanding job by our defense shutting these guys out,” Trinity coach Bob Beatty said. “They got a lot of weapons. … Offensively, I thought we were a lot more efficient tonight than what we have been the last two games.”
The win sets up a clash of undefeated teams next Friday as the Rocks venture to Male in a game many are tabbing as the regular-season game of the year in Kentucky high school football.
Trinity – Jailen Reed 3 run (Jay Nunamaker kick); Lafayette – Mason Alstatt 97 kickoff return (Colton Duprey kick); Trinity – Reed 35 run (Nunamaker kick); Trinity – Rodjay Burns 14 pass from Jacob Woosley (Nunamaker kick); Trinity – Reed 18 run (Nunamaker kick); Trinity – Burns 31 pass from Woosley (Nunamaker kick); Trinity – Jovan Smith 7 run (Nunamaker kick); Lafayette – Alstatt 99 kickoff return (Duprey kick); Trinity – Burns 13 pass from Woosley (Nunamaker kick); Trinity – Burns 32 pass from Woosley (Nunamaker kick); Trinity – Burns 83 punt return (Nunamaker kick); Trinity – Larry Harper III 1 run (Nunamaker kick).