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Tue. October 9, 2012 | Matt Baker | Email

Last weekend was a good one for the Trinidad brothers.

Current Mitchell RB Christian Trinidad and former Mustang Ricky Trinidad both rushed for 100 yards, more than 1,500 miles apart.

On Friday, Christian, a junior, finished with 139 yards on 30 carries to help Mitchell rebound from a loss to Sunlake with a 27-17 victory over Land O’Lakes.

The next day, his older brother, Ricky, returned from a hand injury that kept him out the last four games at Nebraska-Kearney. He racked up 111 of his team’s 184 rushing yards on only 16 carries in the Lopers’ 16-7 loss to Truman State.

Some other notable college performances from North Suncoast alumni:

  • True freshman Trey Dudley-Giles earned his first career start at cornerback in UMass’ 52-14 loss to Western Michigan. The former Pasco star – and last year’s co-North Suncoast player of the year – finished with five tackles and also ripped off a 29-yard punt return.
  • Dudley-Giles squared off against another North Suncoast alum, former Nature Coast RB Tevin Drake. The junior Bronco rushed six times for 23 yards in the blowout win.
  • Former Sunlake QB Jacob Jackson had the best game of his young career with Central Methodist. The redshirt freshman rushed eight times for 37 yards and scored his second collegiate touchdown. He also finished 14-of-23 passing for 98 yards and an interception in a 21-14 loss to Benedictine.
  • Purdue CB Josh Johnson is tied for third in the Big Ten with eight passes defended (two interceptions – including one returned for a touchdown – and six breakups). The former Pasco star also ranks eighth in the league in punt return average.

If I missed any other notable performances, email me at mbaker@tampabay.com.

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