The Holy Trinity Tigers wasted no time jumping on the Trinity Christian Eagles (Deltona) following a two-plus hour weather delayed start to win 61-38. LaAnthony Valentine took the handoff on the second play from scrimmage and scored from 25 yards out. This would set the tone for a dominant rushing attack all night by the Tigers.
Behind a powerful offensive line, Valentine would go on to score two more first half touchdowns while Larry Hill and Jashaun Corbin would find the end zone as well.
Eagles Quarterback Amorie Archibald had touchdown runs of 18 and 29 yards in the first half but the Tigers defense led by Hill, Preston Milo, Seth Coleman and Sully Altman would shut down all other aspects of the Eagles offense.
The scoring was fast and furious in the second half by both teams. The Tigers’ Valentine scampered for an 89-yard touchdown run which was soon followed by the Eagles Archibald on a quarterback keeper for a 75-yard touchdown. Tigers quarterback Jordan Wojciechoski got in on the action with a 67-yard touchdown throw to Corbin.
On the evening, the Tigers piled up eight rushing touchdowns by Hill (2), Corbin (3) and Valentine (4). Carlos Campanini was 5 of 7 on extra points. Corbin and Hill also chipped in on defense intercepting Archibald. Kenya Watson, Jordan Jackson and Archibald accounted for the Eagles touchdowns.
“Three running backs put on a show and all three bring something different to the table,” said Tigers coach Nate Hooks. “Two are freshman and the other is just a junior.”
HOLY TRINITY 61, TRINITY CHRISTIAN 38
Trinity Christian 6 6 12 14 – 38
Holy Trinity 21 20 14 6 – 61
HOW THEY SCORED
HT: LaAnthony Valentine 25 run (Carlos Campanini kick), 9:21
TC: Amorie Archibald 29 run (run failed), 8:06
HT: Larry Hill 15 run (Carlos Campanini kick), 4:44
HT: LaAnthony Valentine 23 run (Carlos Campanini kick), 1:29
HT: Jashaun Corbin 45 run (Carlos Campanini kick), 4:28
TC: Amorie Archbibald 18 run (kick failed), 1:45
HT: LaAnthony Valentine 32 run (Carlos Campanini kick), :28
HT: LaAnthony Valentine 89 run (Carlos Campanini kick), 7:57
TC: Amorie Archibald 12 run (kick failed), 6:02
HT: Jashaun Corbin 67 pass from Jordan Wojciechoski (kick blocked), 3:57
TC: Amorie Archibald 79 run (run failed), 3:07
HT: Jashaun Corbin 47 run (Carlos Campanini kick), 1:18
TC: Kenya Watson 68 pass from Amorie Archibald (2-point conversion), 2:50
HT: Larry Hill 27 run (kick failed), 2:37
TC: Jordan Jackson 3 run (run failed), 2:16
At Holy Trinity Episcopal, Melbourne
This game didn’t start until 9:30 p.m. due to a lightning delay.
Top performers: Trinity Christian: QB Amorie Archibald has two TDs, including 29-yard 1st quarter touchdown run; Holy Trinity: RB’s LaAnthony Valentine (2 TDs) and Jashaun Corbin (1 TD) led a dominant rushing attack and accounted for 3 TDs through the first quarter and a half.
Key Play LaAnthony Valentine scored from 25 yards out on the second play from scrimmage to set the tone early.
Record: Trinity Christian (3-2); Holy Trinity (3-1)
Next week: Trinity Christian at Cedar Creek Christian, 7 p.m. (Thu, Oct. 6); Holy Trinity at Eau Gallie, 7 p.m.
Brendan McCarthy, for FLORIDA TODAY