Conquerors Roll to Big Win to Advance to State Semifinal

For the second consecutive playoff game, Treyaun Webb scored a hat trick when he crossed the goal line on an 8-yard run with 7:13 left to play in Friday night’s 2A, Region 1 semifinal win over Munroe Day (Quincy, FL). Webb also started the party on the game’s second play from scrimmage and had one more score in between as the Conquerors rolled to a 39-22 win in a game that was much more dominating for TCA than the scoreboard shows.

Webb’s third touchdown was Trinity’s final score of the night and helped stave off a comeback effort from the Bobcats, who rallied in the second half.

Trinity received the opening kickoff, and after a no-gain pass on 1st and 10 at the TCA 45, Webb took the handoff from quarterback Colin Hurley, raced past the left end, cut to the left sideline, and outran the entire defense 55 yards to make the score 7-0 (with Seth Bialek’s PAT) just 49 seconds into the game. The run was the first of two long TD runs for the Junior Division 1 prospect. He also ran one in from 60 yards in the second quarter that put Trinity ahead 17-0 with 4:32 showing on the clock.

Webb finished the night with 291 yards and 3 touchdowns on 15 carries.

On the game’s final drive, following a fumble that pinned the Conquerors back on their own 3, Webb was apparently stopped just beyond the line of scrimmage for a short gain, but he broke free from a slew of Munroe defenders and was again off to the races. This time, however, he was pushed out of bounds at the Munroe 1 for a 96-yard run.

The play was significant in that it came on 3rd and 22 just after Munroe had scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion to pull to within two possessions at 39-22 then pulled off a successful onside kick. The Bobcats drove to the 15, but fumbled, and Trinity’s Thomas Fryer, who forced the fumble, recovered the loose ball. A 2nd-down snap got past Hurley, and Darnell Rogers jumped on top of the ball to maintain possession. If not for that long run on the next play, Trinity would have punted and given Munroe another chance with good field position.

After Webb’s 97-yard run and a penalty, the Conquerors let the clock run out to advance to the Florida Class 2A State Semifinal.

In addition to Webb’s 3 touchdowns, Trinity got one on a 33-yard connection from Hurley to Fred Highsmith on a catch and run at the 7:53 mark of the second quarter. Only 46 seconds later, DB Jonathan Goddard scooped up a Munroe fumble and returned it 57 yards for the score, Trinity’s third defensive touchdown of the season. Cornerback Keaton Thomas intercepted two passes, including one in the end zone, on Munroe’s final drive of the first half to keep the Bobcats off the scoreboard. Cornerback L.J. Kelly also intercepted a pass for the Conquerors.

Bialek was 3 for 5 in PAT kicks and 2 for 3 in field goals, hitting from 32 and 31 yards and missing from 46.

Munroe scored twice in the third quarter on quarterback Joshua Brown’s 9-yard touchdown run and safety Ostin Perkins’s 97-yard Pick 6. Both touchdowns had successful 2-point conversions to cut a 32-point deficit in half. After Webb’s third TD run, Brown ran in from 17 yards out to make the score 39-22 (two-point conversion failed). The onside kick set up the remaining minutes of play.

Webb and Rogers combined for 8 first downs, and Rogers had 47 yards rushing on 12 carries. Hurley was 11 for 22 for 112 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Highsmith caught 4 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown, and James had 3 receptions for 51 yards.

For Munroe, Brown was 12 for 23 for 97 yards passing (6 different targets) and rushed for 88 yards and 2 touchdowns on 20 carries. Three more rushers combined for only 38 yards on 6 carries.

The Conquerors (8-4) will travel to Orlando Christian Prep (9-2) to play in the Class 2A State Semifinal. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 3.

Orlando Christian Prep was the #1 seed in Region 2. After a bye week in Round 1, the OPC Warriors defeated Holy Trinity Episcopal 47-12 in the Region 2 semifinal on November 19 and Zephyrhills Christian 48-12 in the region final on November 26.

The winner will play for the Class 2A championship at Gene Cox Stadium in Tallahassee against either First Baptist Academy of Naples or Champagnat Catholic of Hialeah.

Statistics: Larry Withers, TCA Statistician

Raymond Bureau | November, 2021

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