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Trinity’s Dawkins Puts Rocks over the Top

Injured Trinity running back Dalyn Dawkins was able to lead the Shamrocks down the field in a fourth quarter drive ending with a touchdown with just 29.7 seconds remaining in the game.

Dawkins, who injured an ankle in last week’s game against Cincinnati Elder admitted to his coach Bob Beatty that he was “88 to 90 percent” before last night’s game. That wasn’t able to keep the aggressive back from scoring the game’s final touchdown, a 3 yard run to give the Rocks a 14-13 victory. Dawkins had only five carries for 18 yards before busting out in Trinity’s final drive, receiving the ball on 11 of the drive’s 15 plays. Dawkins finished with 50 yards on 10 carries including both a receiving and rushing touchdown.

trinityCincinnati St. Xavier had three chances inside Trinity’s redzone in the second half, but was only allowed six points by a hardnosed Shamrock defense on two Aaron Berry field goals.

Trinity’s Travis Wright threw the game’s only interception, giving the Bombers great field position at the Rocks 12 yard line just a few minutes into the fourth quarter. St. Xavier had first and goal on the 2 but wasn’t able to convert, going for the endzone on fourth down but coming up short after a Nick Tensing pass to C.J. Hilliard was stuffed by Nolan Morris.

Coach Beatty said his defense “showed tremendous heart” last night when things weren’t looking good for his team.trinity

On the final drive of the game Dalyn Dawkins run of 14 yards gave Trinity the ball at the St. X 42 yard line. From there Wright had a crucial 12 yard completion on third-and-seven to star receiver James Quick getting the team to the 16. Quick ended up with 10 receptions for 74 yards.

Dawkins then showed his determination to win, catching a 9-yard pass followed up by a 5-yard rush. After being stopped for a 1-yard loss, Dawkins punched in the winning touchdown from 3 yards out. Drew Ward’s point after secured the Rocks a huge win by a count of 14-13.


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