TRINITY -- It’s not a sure thing just yet, but Mitchell football coach Brian Wachtel said today he has a good feeling standout Mustangs RB Ricky Trinidad will return to action this week against Land O'Lakes after missing last Friday’s game against Pasco with a back injury.
“He’s getting better,” Wachtel said. “The call is going to be made in a few days, but I have a good feeling. He’s feeling 100 times better. He’s moving better.”
Trinidad, who has rushed for 1,192 yards and 15 TDs this season, tweaked his back in a Week-8 win against Sunlake. He was not in uniform for his team’s loss to Pasco.
“He’s a competitor,” Wachtel said. “It hurt. You could see from the look on his face. He wanted to help his team as much as possible.”
Mitchell (8-1 overall, 5-1 in 3A-7) must win this week to make the playoffs.