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A Trinity runner gains ground against the Diboll Lumberjacks. (Courtesy photo by Scott Womack)A Trinity runner gains ground against the Diboll Lumberjacks. (Courtesy photo by Scott Womack)

By Scott Womack
TCNS correspondent

DIBOLL — The Tigers were unable to sustain any scoring drives and dropped the district opener 49-8.

The Tigers faced the 2020 defending District Champion Lumberjacks on Friday. 

The Tigers received the opening kickoff and were unable to move the ball and were forced to punt. The Lumberjacks first possession resulted in a 72-yard scoring drive, and with the Tigers blocking the extra point kick, Trinity trailed 6-0 with 5:15 left in the first quarter. 

The Tigers were able to move the ball on their next drive, starting at their own 23-yard line, and a mix of passing and running put the Tigers in position to reach the end zone. On third & 10 from the Lumberjack 12-yard line, Cole Caldwell was able to complete a pass  to Terius Maxie for a touchdown. The Tigers took the lead on a pass from Andrew Crabtree to Caldwell for a successful 2-point try and an 8-6 lead early in the second quarter. 

The Tiger defense was able to force a punt, but an intercepted Tiger pass for a score gave the lead back to the Lumberjacks. The Tigers were unable to get their offense back on track and the Lumberjack offense was able to put three more touchdowns on the scoreboard before halftime and took a 35-8 lead into the locker room at halftime. 

Trinity was able to hold the Lumberjacks to two scores in the second half but couldn’t generate any offense of its own.

The Tigers will be back at Tiger Stadium Friday Night as they host the Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans. The Tigers will face many distractions throughout the week as the Trinity Community Fair will be held on Friday and Saturday, but the coaching staff has been stressing the need to stay focused on the game on Friday night and enjoy the festivities on Saturday. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m.

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