Mix in a stout offense and a stifling defense, and it usually adds up to a winning combination.
That’s certainly the case for the Trinity Lions football team the past seven weeks.
After dropping the first two games of the season to Deerfield and Bulloch Academy, Trinity has won, and won big over the last seven games, outscoring their opponents 412-20.
Friday night, they shutout their fourth opponent during the winning streak, beating Dominion Christian 64-0 in a GISA Region 1-AAA contest.
With the win, the Lions improved their record to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in GISA Region 1-AAA. The victory also sets up a huge matchup at rival Heritage to close out the regular season next week, with the winner claiming the region title.
It will be the seventh meeting between the two schools, with Trinity winning just one in the series, back in 2013, when they knocked off Heritage 12-0.
Friday night, however, the Lions were totally focused on their game with Dominion Christian. Like they have done the past seven weeks, Trinity scored early and often, and put the game out of reach by halftime with a 43-0 lead.
The Lions’ first touchdown came from the defensive side of the football, as Caleb Dallas returned a fumble 20-yards for the score.
Zach Seymour then gave the Lions a 14-0 lead when he rushed 17 yards on a quarterback keeper. Seymour then went to the air and connected with Levi Robinson on a 19-yard touchdown pass and a 21-0 lead.
With just 38 seconds left in the first quarter, Robinson used his legs to scamper 19 yards for to increase the score to 28-0.
Brennen Burke’s 1-yard run helped increase the lead to 35-0. Trinity then added a safety to go up 37-0.
Before the end of the first half. Seymour connected with Kyle Reisselmann for a 43-0 lead.
The Lions opened the second-half scoring on Danny Baird’s 28-yard run.
Shep Hancock added to the Lions’ lead with a 5-yard run, and Caleb Railey closed out the scoring on a 3-yard scamper to the end zone.
Central Christian wins by forfeit: The Heritage Crusaders got a win Friday night without even taking the field after Ballard Christian forfeited because they didn’t have enough players.
Central is 5-3 overall and travels to Hearts Academy next week.