The Trinity-Pawling Varsity Football team overcame two early leads to beat Salisbury 41-21, on
a gorgeous autumn day, last Saturday, in Pawling. The game was played with both teams
honoring and contributing to “The Crucial Catch” Campaign for The American Cancer Society.
The T-P squad played well in all phases of the game and improved their record to 4-2. The
Offense was especially dominant with Chizurum (Chiz) Umunakwe ’18 running for three
touchdowns and Re’mahn (Ray) Davis ’19 running for two touchdowns and throwing for
Salisbury started the scoring on their opening drive (11 plays) of the day. Although the T-P
Offense moved right down the field, a lost fumble in the Red Zone gave the ball back to
Salisbury. The T-P Defense forced a three and out, and this time the T-P Offense would not be
denied. Davis scored his first TD of the day with a 28-yard run. The point after touchdown kick
by Eddie Gonzalez ’19 was good, and the score was knotted at 7 apiece.
Salisbury answered right away, through a gap in the T-P Defense with a 65-yard TD run, to
make the score 14-7 in favor of the visitors. That would be Salisbury’s last lead of the day. The
Trinity-Pawling Offense, which did not punt the entire game, would not be denied. They scored
again quickly. Chiz Umunakwe scored his first touchdown on a 28-yard burst, which was set up
by an 11-yard pass from Davis to Camrhan Tillman ’18 and a 26-yard run by Davis himself.
Another Gonzalez kick tied the score at 14. That is the way the 1st Quarter ended.
After a Salisbury punt on their next drive, the T-P Offense struck again. In spite of the fact that
T-P was penalized 4 times (three for holding) on their next drive, The Pride squad was able to
score anyway. Ray Davis scored on a 19-yard TD run that was set up by a 27-yard run by
Umunakwe on the previous play. Gonzalez added the PAT to make the score T-P 21, Salisbury
Salisbury had good field position after the T-P kickoff, but they could not take advantage against
the stingy T-P Defense. Salisbury punted, and the T-P Offense took over once again. And once
again The Pride would not be denied, as Umunakwe bore the brunt of the yards – except for a
nifty 19-yard run by Marquese Ward-Mourning ‘21 -- and scored his second TD on a 7-yard run.
Gonzalez again converted the PAT, and the scoreboard read T-P 28, Salisbury 14. The first half
ended with that score, as Salisbury missed a Field Goal with 6 seconds left.
The second half started with Trinity-Pawling receiving the kickoff. The Offense wasted no time
in continuing its dominance from the 1 st half. On the first T-P drive, The Offense used a balance
of the run and pass to score another touchdown, this time on a 2-yard slant pass from Davis to
Philip Waugh ’19, for Waugh’s first touchdown of the season. The point after was no good, this
time, and the score stood at 34-14, in favor of The Pride.
Salisbury was forced to punt after five plays from scrimmage, and T-P went to work again. On a
three-play drive that consisted of a 25-yard run by Umunakwe, a 42-yard scramble and run by Davis, and Umunakwe’s third TD of the day on a 2-yard burst, the score was 41-14 after the successful Gonzalez kick. That is the way the 3rd Quarter ended.
Salisbury added a late TD, in the 4 th Quarter, to make the final score 41-21.
Trinity-Pawling travels to Brunswick this Saturday night, 7:00, for another Erickson League