Trinity Catholic 63, Seminole 13 Spring game-breakers: The Warhawks were consistently victimized by the big play as Ocala Trinity Catholic scored from 77, 75 and 50 yards out. … Seminole gave up 401 yards to Trinity's ground attack. The Celtics' Kendrick Rhodes gained 150 yards and scored twice on six carries to lead the way. … Trinity had 531 total yards to Seminole's 225. … Seminole's best offensive drive came after falling behind 14-0. The Warhawks went 75 yards in 11 plays, culminating in Teddy Willis' 2-yard plunge off right tackle to cut Trinity's lead to 14-7 in the second quarter. … Willis was Seminole's main workhorse in the backfield. He carried 17 times for 74 yards. … Seminole starting quarterback Austin Cowan threw two completions in five attempts for 29 yards. Backup Trevor Sand entered in the third quarter and was 5-for-8 for 66 yards with one interception. … Rising senior Lukas Hayden capped the Warhawks' second scoring drive by rushing up the middle from 2 yards out. He had carries of 20 and 9 yards on the drive and caught a pass for 16 yards. He finished as Seminole's leading receiver with four catches for 47 yards and picked up 41 yards on seven carries.
Did you know? Trinity Catholic scored a touchdown on nine of its 10 possessions. The only possession the Celtics didn't score on was when they got the ball for one play to end the game.
Audible: "We're just not as tough as we need to be, from a mental and a physical standpoint. We worked for 20 days on tackling drills — wrapping up, form tackling, good football position — all those things. And it was a little disappointing because some of them looked like they'd never been coached." – Seminole coach Sam Roper
Bryan Burns, Times staff writer