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Preview: Euless Trinity vs. South Grand Prairie

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The 2015 Trinity Trojans (10-0)

It’s been quite the transition for the Trinity Trojans this season, yet not much has changed. The Trojans are under a new head coach for the first time in 15 years. After that seasoned tenure and 3 state championships (2005, 2007, 2009), head man Steve Lineweaver drew the curtain on one of the most successful high school coaching careers ever.

However, under longtime assistant and new head coach Chris Jensen, continuity has stuck with the Trojans. While a new head coach roams the sidelines and the Trojans still perform their signature Sipi Tau before and after every game, Trinity still finds itself as one of the few remaining power running teams in the country. Ja’Ron Wilson headlines a vicious ground game behind an ever large and skilled offensive line, along with featured runners such as De’Juan Garrett and quarterback Tyler Natee. These three seniors will be tough to stop in what is expected to be another deep playoff run.

Another normality for Trinity is a formidable defense. Highly recruited defensive tackle Chris Daniels along with defensive end Sam Leota will try to stop another run first offense of SGP, anchored on the back end by rising sophomore and track star Cameron Jones.

The 2015 South Grand Prairie Warriors (6-4)

Under head coach Brent Whitson, the Warriors have had a lackluster finish to a potential filled year in the midst of one of Texas’ most demanding districts. Playing Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Mansfield in the last three weeks of the season, and in district play nonetheless, is not an enviable draw.

After losing stud WR/DB Jaelan Austin to TCU last season, a hole was left to be filled offensively by the likes of QB/DB Ole Miss commit Greg Eisworth and the top rated safety of 2017, Jeffrey Okudah.

Okudah should be seen as an offensive threat also, and will be a focal point of the Warrior offense. Defensively, it will be much of the same as Eisworth and Okudah will be playing both ways the entire night.

Players to watch:

Euless Trinity

#17 Sophomore Cameron Jones
#14 Senior LB Justus Gregg
#2 Senior QB Tyler Natee

South Grand Prairie

#11 Senior QB/DB Greg Eisworth
#1 Junior ATH Jeffrey Okudah
#9 Sophomore AT Vongor

Last season, the Trojans and Warriors met in the first round of the playoffs at AT&T Stadium where the Warriors gave the Trojans quite the scare. The Trojans were playing comeback the entire game and took the lead when it mattered.

Down at halftime 22-7, the Trojans came back to force overtime and kicked a game winning field goal to advance with a 32-29 win.

I doubt things are that close this time around, as much of the contribution on the Warriors part came from Jaelan Austin, now graduated and a Horned Frog. I don’t know if a blowout will be the result, but the Trojans boast a #6 national rank for a reason on the heels of a perfect season and a week one win over the then #1 ranked De La Salle Spartans (Concord, California).

I see Trinity advancing with relative ease over a decent South Grand Prairie Warriors by a final score of 35-14.

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