High School Football

Trinity mows down Male 38-0 in 6A title game

Male defenders, from left, Eric Palmer, Darrin Dukes and Jason Veto attempted to chase down  Trinity's James Quick Saturday night. Quick bolted for a 95-yard TD on Trinity's first play.
Male defenders, from left, Eric Palmer, Darrin Dukes and Jason Veto attempted to chase down Trinity's James Quick Saturday night. Quick bolted for a 95-yard TD on Trinity's first play. AP

BOWLING GREEN — It was a fitting finale to a weekend of championship blowouts as Trinity mauled Male 38-0 in the Class 6A finals Saturday night in front of 9,116 freezing fans in WKU's Houchens-L.T. Smith Stadium.

A few hours after Highlands routed Christian County to win its state-record 20th title, Trinity followed with a romp of its own to claim its 20th championship.

The last time Trinity and Male met in the finals, superstars Brian Brohm and Michael Bush waged an epic battle at quarterback. Brohm's Shamrocks wound up beating Bush's Bulldogs 59-56 in the greatest title game ever played in Kentucky.

Last night's rematch had no such drama.

Trinity jumped ahead on the first snap when James Quick took a lateral, reversed his field and sped 95 yards for a touchdown.

After the Rocks added Joseph Crenshaw's 27-yard field goal late in the first quarter, they put Male away with a three-TD assault in the second quarter. Derek Bishop had two of the scores on a 6-yard run and a 19-yard catch.

The Rocks' 31-0 edge was the second-largest halftime lead in their finals' history. They were up 41-0 on Simon Kenton at the break in 2008.

Male never threatened to score in the second half, and Trinity was content to run the ball and eat up the clock.

The Rocks outgained Male 491 yards to 136. Quick led the way with 155 yards and a TD on just three carries. Bishop rushed for 82 yards, giving him 1,761 this year.

Travis Wright had an efficient evening throwing the ball. He completed 19 of 22 passes for 179 yards, three three TDs and no picks.

Wright, the first sophomore since Brohm to lead Trinity to a title, finished the season with 2,737 yards and 34 TDs.

Hunter Kopp had seven catches for 108 yards and one score.

Trinity has made a trip to the title game almost an annual event under Bob Beatty. He's taken the Rocks to the finals 10 of the last 11 years, and they've won eight championships.

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