No. 18 Trinity (Ky.) posts 70-0 rout with St. Xavier showdown ahead

No. 18 Trinity (Ky.) posts 70-0 rout with St. Xavier showdown ahead

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No. 18 Trinity (Ky.) posts 70-0 rout with St. Xavier showdown ahead

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QB Spencer Blackburn hands off the ball to RB Jovan Smith during theTrinity football game against Lafayette in Lexington, KY on Friday, September 3, 2016. Mike Weaver/Special to the CJ

QB Spencer Blackburn (Photo: Mike Weaver, Courier Journal)

Heading into the biggest game of the season, No. 18 Trinity (Louisville) High School’s football team made a powerful statement.

The Shamrocks exploded offensively, scoring 56 points in the first half on their way to a 70-0 rout of Jeffersontown at Trinity.

Senior quarterback Spencer Blackburn was 10-of-12 for 208 yards and three touchdowns while five Shamrock running backs combined for 183 yards and five touchdowns. Senior running back Jovan Smith led the way with 61 yards on four carries, including a 39-yard touchdown run. Junior Nick Strothman led the Shamrocks in the receiving department with six catches for 128 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Trinity scored on all ten of their drives in the game, and came seven points shy of tying their school record for most points scored in a game. The Shamrocks scored 70 points last year in a 70-14 rout of Lafayette. Jeffersontown meanwhile punted on their first three possessions after three-and-outs, and later committed three turnovers.

Trinity junior cornerback Santana Jones had one sack and a pair of tackles and senior cornerbacks Zyan Bethel and Lucas Meiners each had interceptions. Junior defensive tackle Vaque Dennis had a fumble recovery.

Up next for the Shamrocks is a matchup with rival St. Xavier on September 30 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

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