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Trinity upends Rockets, season

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By Todd Martin

The SCHS football team’s season came to an abrupt end Friday in a 42-10 loss at Trinity.

The Rockets' (9-3) defense struggled to stop Trinity’s rushing attack, and the ‘Rocks QB Brad Kragthorpe was nearly perfect on the night, hitting 14 of 18 passes on the way to 214 yards and three TDs. Trinity will play Male next week in the Class 6A state quarterfinals. The Shamrocks are gunning for their fifth straight State Title.

While Trinity’s (8-4) offense was racking up yards and points, the Rockets’ offense bogged down when it got into scoring position.

Matt Nakatani hit a 31-yard field at the start of the second quarter, cutting Trinity’s lead to 7-3, but that would be it for the Rockets’ offense until late in the fourth.

The Rockets found themselves inside the Trinity 30-yard line five times, but only came up with 10 points. A series of turnovers, penalties and dropped passes cost the Rockets.

“I don’t know what we did wrong,” SCHS receiver Ben Axline said. “We came out, played hard and did everything we could.”

Axline was one of just a few Rockets that had a big night. The junior came up with eight catches for 138 yards to lead Shelby County’s offense. Quarterback Branden Cresap was solid; hitting 17 of 30 passes for 242 yards, but the offense couldn’t capitalize in the red zone.

“We just had a few break downs offensively and defensively together that cost us,” Axline said.

For a full recap of the game, see Wednesday’s Sentinel-News.