The Trinity Freshman Football team enjoyed what can only be described as a dream season, going undefeated in eight games.
“I measure the growth of the team in three areas,” said Head Coach and Trinity counselor Mike Magre ’83. “Spiritual, Academic and Athletic growth are our priorities.”
– Participated in the SportsLeader-sponsored Rosary Rally.
– Conducted five team meetings in the school chapel to discuss values of Loyalty, Pride, Discipline, Achievement and Leadership. Speakers included Coach Magre, Al Wilson (Retired Colonel in U.S. Army, current minister) and Head Varsity Coach Bob Beatty H’03.
– Team Mass officiated by Trinity Chaplain Father Dave Zettel ’58.
– Offered team prayer before each game.
– Team 1st Quarter GPA of 3.52.
– Undefeated 8-0 record.
– Allowed only 6 points in the last 5 games.
– Great improvement of football skills throughout the year.
The highlight of the season was a 48-0 victory over St. Xavier during Pride Week.
Coach Magre praised the receiving corps and offensive line as most improved players over the course of the season. “By the end of the year, we were using eight or nine receivers on a regular basis,” he added. “Our offensive line was outstanding in the St. X and Elder games.”
The toughest match-up came against Carmel of Indiana. “It was our first game, and they are a very big school with an excellent program.”
“I would like to thank all of the coaches, Coach Wayne West, Mark Green, Todd Greenwell, Paul Lichtefield, Manny Francia, Rob Piercy and John Ellington,” said Magre. “I would like to thank Coach Bill Cubbage and Audrey Baricovich for their work as trainers, and Coach Snyder for his work in conditioning and strength training.” Coach Magre added his gratitude for the parents of the players for their time and commitment, the school’s Administration and Athletic Department, and all the teachers and staff at Trinity for their great support.
“Finally, I would like to thank the players for their continued commitment to be GreaT, their desire to learn and their true Character both on and off the field,” added Magre. “I believe this class has a tremendous future. They are great representatives of what we hope Trinity Football is all about, and I look for great things as they move forward in their careers at Trinity.”
Points allowed 41 total, 5.1 avg. per game
Rush Yards 253 total, 31.6 avg. per game
Pass yards 556 total, 69.5 avg. per game
Total yards 766 total, 101.1 avg. per game
Passing: 79-109 for 1204 yards/22 touchdowns with only one interception.
72% completion rate and 150.5 yards/game
19 different receivers caught passes.
Rushing: 1431 yards on 185 attempts for 25 touchdowns and a 7.7 avg. per carry
178.9 yards per game
15 players ran the ball at some point during the season
Total yards: 2635/329.4 yards per game