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Class 6A State Final Preview: Trinity vs. Male

The KHSAA State Football finals take place Friday and Saturday at Kroger Field. KSR will have coverage of each game, going all the way through the finale when Male and Trinity face off in another state championship matchup Saturday night at 7 p.m. Here’s a preview.

Trinity (9-0) vs. Male (8-1)

How They Got Here

The Trinity Shamrocks ran the table in the regular season going 9-0 with each win coming by at least four touchdowns. Until last weekend, the ‘Rocks had scored at least 40 points in each outing and no opposing team has scored more than 14 points against their defense. Male has won eight consecutive games since the season-opening 29-point loss to Trinity as their high-octane offense is scoring 47 points per game.

Here’s how the Class 6A Playoffs have unfolded so far:

Trinity Names and Numbers to Know

Sr. QB Nathan McElroy – The veteran quarterback has tossed 16 touchdown passes and is pacing an offense that is posting 44.56 points per game

Sr. LB Jack Dingle – The Cincinnati signee has five sacks and makes plays all over the field

Jr. RB Armond Tucker – The star tailback has rushed for 763 yards on top of 12 receptions with 14 total touchdowns and is one of the best backs in the state

Sr. DE DeAnthony Perry – Leads the team with eight sacks and is second on the squad with 49 tackles

Scoring Offense – 44.56 points per game

— Rushing Offense – 175.33 yards per game

Scoring Defense – 5.33 points per game

— Passing Defense – 70.22 yards per game

Male Names and Numbers to Know

Sr. Jaylin Bross – The 205-pound bruiser has rushed for 1,059 yards and 19 touchdowns

Jr. Chad Carroll– Defense’s top disruptor with 10 tackles for loss and five sacks

Jr. Vincel Anthony – Top wideout who has eight touchdowns on 28 receptions

Jr. Selah Brown –Highly-ranked 2022 recruit is a force on the defensive line

Scoring Offense – 47 points per game

— Rushing Offense – 226.56 yards per game

Scoring Defense – 10.56 points per game

— Pass Defense – 100.78 yards per game

Fun Facts

Trinity’s dominance – The Shamrocks have won 26 state titles and 14 have come under current head football coach Bob Beatty.

Three in a row – Male will be making their third consecutive trip to Lexington for the state championship and they are playing on the last weekend for the fifth time in the last 11 years.

Familiarity – This will be the sixth time these two programs have played for the state title and the meeting back in 2002 might have been the best high school state final of all-time when Michael Bush and Brian Brohm went at it on the carpet in Old Cardinal Stadium.

We can only hope this upcoming meeting has half of the excitement as that game back in 2002 did. You can find the full game on YouTube and it is very much worth the trip down memory lane.

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Article written by Adam Luckett

Twitter: @AdamLuckettKSR

4 Comments for Class 6A State Final Preview: Trinity vs. Male

  1. zoupman
    9:30 pm December 18, 2020 Permalink

    Unholy Trinity illegally recruits from everywhere. Why does the KHSAA turn a blind eye to it?
    Tagerrett is corrupt.
    A small poor rural school makes a mistake, he comes done hard. $$$

    • UKFanSC
      7:21 am December 19, 2020 Permalink

      What language are you even speaking ? Hard to translate your whining. Trinity plays the same-aged kids as anyone else. The fact that they are a private school allows young man from the area to attend. It has been that way forever. Saint X has the same situation, so does any private school. The fact of the matter is Trinity is a football juggernaut and is better coached and supported…..a nationally-respected super program that should be celebrated.

    • UKFanSC
      7:22 am December 19, 2020 Permalink

      And from the state of your grammar, I can only assume you are a Male graduate

  2. zoupman
    10:15 am December 19, 2020 Permalink

    Say what you want, but they still illegally recruit and offer benefits against the rules. Rules they don’t follow.
    So they don’t win, they cheat.