Weekend Warriors: Trinity Christian dual-sport athletes win football game Friday, OVAC football title Saturday
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It was a big weekend for sports programs at Trinity Christian Fall.
The Trinity Football Team recorded a dominating 30-0 victory over Racine Southern, Ohio on Friday after being forced to sit out two weeks without a game due to their opponents having COVID-19 issues.
Then co-ed Trinity football program won the OVAC A-AAA Championship title after a 2-1 win over Linsly after it ended in a penalty shootout.
Two major victories and five TCHS athletes were able to contribute to each of them.
Five dual-sport athletes played in the football game on Friday night, then turned around and played in championship football on Saturday morning.
“It was a great win for the team. They played against a really good Linsly team, they were the standard bears for a long time in the conference, so to come out on top, it was an incredible feeling. All five players we had who had played football the night before, they walked out of that game and you wouldn’t even have known they were playing football. They’re just really good, tough kids. Really good athletes,” said said Dan Lohmann, head coach of Trinity Soccer.
Lohmann said it best. The five athletes who played both games can be called tough. Especially when both games were away and the football team arrived at the hotel in St. Clairsville around 1am on Saturday morning before they were due to play the football game.
“I’m really proud of us. We work hard, we do our best and we give our all no matter what. Even though we are tired, we strive to be the best and work the hardest,” said Josiah Sheffstall, senior football and soccer player.
“I just know you have to have a mentality. Knowing ‘don’t get tired’ and I came back to the hotel after the football game at 1 a.m. and fell asleep straight away so you just gotta have that mentality,” said Jaylon Hill, football player and sophomore football.
True “weekend warriors”, as these players were able to achieve both victories in the space of 24 hours.
Trinity’s football program is back in action on Thursday as they host Notre Dame and the football program hosts Cameron in their return game on Friday.