Trojans go for four in a row against Trinity

Published 3:00 am Friday, September 30, 2016

After starting the season 0-2 the Trojans have won three consecutive games and the confidence level could not be higher as they face Trinity tonight.

“After an 0-2 start we are certainly proud to win three in a row,” said Trojans head coach Brad McCoy. “I think our team has been better, and we have made fewer mistakes. We have had a good week of practice and the morale is high.”

So high, in fact, that McCoy doesn’t mind the Gatorade bath he and defensive coordinator Chuck Dunn got last week after the Trojans beat 6A Stanhope Elmore 21-14.

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“That’s what its all about,” McCoy said. “Anytime they can have fun before, during and after a football game, it just shows a lot of excitement and the energy is good. It’s just a good feeling when all the work you put in during the week spills over into Friday night.”

The Trojan defense has allowed only 17 points per game over the past three weeks, an improvement over the 33 points per game in the first two weeks.

“We made a big change,” McCoy said. “Me moved Terrell Woods, who was one of our better offensive lineman, over to defense and I think that has really strengthened our inside of the defensive line … I think adding a senior like Terrell Woods with his leadership and ability kind of spilled over to everybody else, which made them play at a high level.”

The Wildcats (1-5) are coming off their first win of the year last week at home against Montgomery Academy.

“They are a very disciplined football team,” McCoy said. “I compare them to the likes of UMS Wright.”

They are led by head coach Randy Ragsdale, someone very familiar to coach McCoy.

“Coach Randy Ragsdale has been there 20 plus years,” McCoy said. “He has a heck of a pedigree when it comes to coaching. I respect him and love him as a person. He has been a great mentor to me throughout my years as an assistant and head coach.”

This is the first time the two teams have met. McCoy believes that his team will take Trinity seriously.

“I think our guys are mature enough right now,” McCoy said. “We have the leadership going where it needs to be going. I think the older guys really help in that department.”

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium.