BRIDGEPORT, Ohio — Trinity’s football team travelled to Bridgeport, Ohio, on Friday night to take on the Bridgeport, but it was a tough game for the young Warriors in a 60-21 loss.
The game also marked the 100th anniversary of Bridgeport’s Perkins Field, with celebratory ceremonies being held pre-game and during halftime. The near capacity crowd was there to cheer on the Bulldogs, who entered the game with a 2-0 record and averaging 42 points per game on the season. The home fans were not disappointed as Bridgeport came away with a big win.
Bridgeport’s size and experience allowed them to control the game from the opening kickoff. After Bridgeport jumped out to an early 8-0 lead, the Warriors answered quickly as Kyle Knight returned the ensuing kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown to make it an 8-7 game. The Bulldogs scored 24 more points in the first half, while the Warriors just managed another TD by Knight. This one on a 10-yard QB scamper followed by a successful run for the 2-point conversion by Levi Teets after a high snap on the kick attempt hold.
Trinity fell on a Bridgeport squib kick at their own 29 to open the second half, down 32-15. Teets then took a handoff breaking a few tackles at the line for a 71 yard cutback run for the Warriors to trim the deficit to 32-21. However, the Warriors were not able to cross the goal line for the remainder of the game. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs kept riding their starters in the second half to cruise to a 60-21 victory.
Trinity fell to 1-1 on the season and will host Millersport, Ohio, at 6 p.m. next Friday.