The Trinity football team earned their first win over Sul Ross State University last Saturday at Jackson field in Alpine, Texas.
The team not only battled the Sul Ross State Lobos, but also a 90-minute weather delay.
The game started off slow, but the Tigers scored two touchdowns in the second quarter. This gave Trinity a 14-0 lead going into halftime.
During halftime, bad weather rolled in and caused a 90-minute delay in the game due to thunder and lightning.
Both teams went scoreless in the third quarter but came back in the last quarter of regulation.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Sul Ross forced their second turnover of the game. They took full advantage of the short field and scored on a 26-yard drive. After a missed field goal, the Tigers were called for a roughing the kicker penalty. After this, the Lobos elected to go for two. They later missed the conversion bringing the score to 14-6.
After a few more strong defensive stands, Trinity went on to capture their first win of the season, bringing their record to 1-2.
“It was a hard-fought win, but we took care of business,” said first-year linebacker Jordan Williams. This was also a big game for first year head coach Jerheme Urban, who nabbed the first win of his head coaching career.
Leading the way for the offense was running back Travis Williams, who recorded 96 yards rushing and 33 yards receiving. senior Quarterback Mason Blaschke also threw for 93 yards.
“I was very pleased with the offensive this game. The offensive line had a good game which led to a good day for our rushing and passing attacks” said assistant coach Uzzell.
Leading the way for the defense was senior Jai Boatman who recorded his third interception in three games. Boatman also returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown against the Lobos.
Boatman was named the SCAC player of the week for his performance in the game.
The defense only allowed 165 yards in total offense. Senior Connor Yorloff had a game high of 13 tackles, and Alejandro Anzaldua picked up three tackles for loss.
This weekend Trinity returns home to take on Pacific Lutheran University, which is ranked 17th in the nation by the AFCA coaches The game is on Sept. 27 and begins at 6 p.m.