Football - Varsity
vs. Hotchkiss School
|Date:||October 21, 2017|
The Trinity-Pawling Pride hosted the Hotchkiss Bearcats over Parents’ Weekend and they started out very strong in front of the home crowd. The defense forced a quick three and out before the offense marched down the field methodically behind strong running by their lead back Chiz Umunakwe ‘18 before quarterback Ray Davis ‘19 found the endzone from 5 yards out on a designed QB run. Eddie Gonzalez ‘19 converted the PAT to put the Pride up 7-0. The defense forced another three and out as the Bearcats offense struggled to find running room all day against the stout Pride defensive front. Nonetheless, the Bearcats found a way to get back in it as they pinned the Pride deep and then blocked a punt to set themselves up deep in Pride territory. They converted the red zone opportunity into a TD to tie the game at 7-7.
The Pride came right back with another score as Davis found Umunakwe wide open down the sideline for a 36 yard score to grab a 13-7 lead. Unfortunately the Pride lead was short-lived. The defense continued their dominance with another three and out headlined by a sack from safety Shane Montague ‘19, but the Pride fumbled on their next possession and the Bearcats ran it back for 7 to take a 14-13 lead. The Pride marched right back with a 30 yard score by Marquese Ward-Morning ‘21 to retake the lead. Aaron Armitage ‘21 came up with a big sack on the next Hotchkiss possession and the offense kept rolling. Davis found Phip Waugh ‘19 on a 50 yard bomb at the end of the half and then Davis finished the drive with a 3 yard score to bring the score to 27-14 at the half.
The second half was all TP. Ray Davis finished the game with 6 total touchdowns, 5 on the ground and one through the air. Ward-Morning added a second rushing TD of his own, and linemen Bim Gecaj ‘18 and Nate Miller ‘18 dominated in the trenches all game. The game would finish 56-28 in favor of the TP. This makes it three in a row for the Pride who will look to keep the streak alive when they host Salisbury on the Coratti Field in a game honoring the Crucial Catch Foundation which is a partnership between the NFL and the American Cancer Society.