Photo via Ron T. Ennis
By: Hunter Cooke
August 15th, 2016
 

 

Last year, Euless Trinity was upset in the first round of the playoffs by an upstart South Grand Prairie (6-4) team. Trinity was 10-0 with an upset of the #1 team in the nation, De La Salle, in the first game of the season. Needless to say, heading home in the first round of the playoffs was a disappointment for the storied program. Don’t be mistaken, SGP was no slouch. They lost games to Desoto and Cedar Hill, two very good teams. Their record didn’t accurately reflect their skill. Regardless, this was a game that the Trojans should’ve won.

For the Trojans, redemption will be the theme of the season. They’ll start their season at home against the Broken Arrow Tigers from Oklahoma. After that Texas vs. Oklahoma showdown, the Trojans will head to Houston for a game against Spring Westfield.

Last year’s Trojan team was a senior-laden squad, which means that the Trojans will have many new faces in starting positions. They return only four on offense and five on defense, and will be breaking in a new starting quarterback and running back.

Along the offensive and defensive lines, everything will be normal for the Trojans. Manase Mose will provide protection from his guard position and Samuelu will be getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks from his defensive end position. Euless Trinity is known for their size and strength along the line of scrimmage, and with some returners, should be a solid group once again.

DB John Davis, a Texas Tech commit, will head up the secondary. Underclassmen Cameron Jones is another name to keep an eye on as the season goes on. He’s a rangy cornerback who has the ability to play safety, and his size and speed will definitely attract some college offers before long.

The Trojans will be salty on defense, but questions remain on the offensive side of the ball. There’s always room for young players to step up and play, but unless multiple do for the Trojans, they might struggle to put points on the board.

If the Trojans can get some new faces and young players to step up at linebacker and at the offensive skill positions, they should be just fine. This is still a team that will always have ridiculous size across the lines that will run through smaller teams like a buzzsaw. The Trojans might not make it back to the title game or make a deep run in the playoffs this year, but the experience the younger players on the squad will get should set this Trinity team up for serious success in the near future.