One of the most anticipated games in Florida between two of the very best teams in the State turned into an easy win for the opposition as the Bulldogs from the Bolles School of Jacksonville shut out the Trinity Christian Academy Conquerors 35-0 in a battle of undefeated teams going into play.
After a scoreless 1st quarter, Bolles scored early in the 2nd on Air Force commit Kade Frew’s 14-yard touchdown run to cap a short-field drive that began at the Trinity 27. Bolles had blocked a punt – the 2nd of the night – and scored 3 plays later.
Frew made it a 14-0 advantage with a 4-yard touchdown run to finish a 10-play, 76-yard drive with 1:50 remaining in the second quarter. Frew ran for all but 3 of those 76 yards.
No further scoring occurred until the 4th quarter when Frew got his 3rd touchdown of the night on a 10-yard run. Myles Johnson then scored twice himself on runs of 3 and 4 yards to complete the scoring.
The Bulldog defense held the Conquerors to 32 yards rushing and forced 8 punts; the first 2 were blocked. Treyaun Webb rushed 10 times for 36 yards, and Darnell Rogers had 18 yards on 6 carries. Three sacks totaled 17 yards for loss. Bolles amassed 256 yards on the ground with Frew garnering 183 on 24 carries and Johnson rushing for 53 on 14 carries.
TCA’s Colin Hurley was 12 for 26 for 138 yards and 1 interception passing while the duo of Bolles quarterbacks (D.J Moore, Jakie Judge) combined for 7 completions in 12 attempts for 75 yards. Trinity’s Fred Highsmith caught 4 passes for 6 yards to lead the Conquerors, and Xander Ross had 6 receptions for 53 yards. Darius James and Webb each caught a pass.
Defensively, Keaton Thomas intercepted a pass for TCA, and Walker Ashley recovered a fumble forced by Thomas Fryer on a punt. Caden Morrell totaled 18 tackles (9 solo), and Jonathan Goddard had 11 (4 solo). Cam Miller and Fryer followed with 9 and 6 total tackles, and 11 teammates all recorded tackles.
The Conquerors (5-1) will return to the home turf on October 8 to battle MaxPrep’s #38 nationally-ranked American Heritage (2-2) from Plantation, who is also Florida’s #5 team and Class 5A’s top-spot holder as of October 1. Trinity will then travel to Tallahassee on October 15 to play Florida State University High School (5-1), who is #50 in Florida.
The regular season will conclude with Riverside at home on October 22 and at Tallahassee’s Lincoln on November 4.
Statistics: Larry Withers, TCA Statistician
Raymond Bureau | October, 2021