Trinity High School, Kentucky’s 24-time football state champion, announces its 2017 varsity football schedule. The schedule will feature top-caliber competition from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Florida.
The Shamrocks will visit Northern Kentucky’s Ryle High School on Friday, August 11 for a pre-season scrimmage game.
The schedule includes the rivalry game against cross-town foe St. Xavier High School on September 29. The game annually draws one of the largest crowds for a regular season high school game in America.
Trinity will open the season at Marshall Stadium by welcoming the Carmel Greyhounds back to the schedule. Carmel is Indiana’s 2016 6A state champion. The schools last played one another in 2013 and have enjoyed a competitive series in previous years. The Rocks will follow that game with another Indiana power as they make a trip up I65 to Indianapolis to take on Warren Central High School, an Indiana 6A quarterfinalist in 2016.
The third game of the season will see the always tough Cincinnati Moeller Crusaders return to Trinity, as the two schools renew that series. Next up is a trip over to Male High School where the Shamrocks and the Bulldogs will continue what has become a very competitive rivalry between the teams. On Friday, September 15, the Rocks will host Champagnat Catholic High School from Hialeah, Florida. The Lions finished 2016 with a 10-3 record and a state runner-up finish in Florida’s Class 2A playoffs and are expected to compete for a Florida state championship in 2017.
Once the Shamrocks begin KHSAA district play, the team will have away games vs Jeffersontown High School and Ballard High School and home games vs Eastern High School and Seneca High School.
Director of Athletics Rob Saxton stated, “This schedule offers our fans a very impressive slate of games with some of the most respected high school football programs in the country. The schedule blends both local and out-of-town opponents against schools that are familiar to Trinity. Our coaches and players work very hard, both in and out of season, preparing for competition. This is a schedule that will test and condition them for what we hope is a long season that concludes in early December in Lexington.”
Head coach Bob Beatty said, “We are excited about taking on such an interesting and competitive schedule. Our young men are making the commitment it takes in the off season in the weight room, in conditioning and in spring practice as we prepare for that first scrimmage on August 11 at Ryle. Each and every season has its own set of opportunities and challenges. We look forward to what 2017 brings to our football team.”
Trinity High School – 2017 Varsity Football Schedule
August 11 (at Ryle High School- scrimmage)
August 18 Carmel High School (IN) Marshall Stadium
August 25 Warren Central High School (IN) Indianapolis
September 1 Moeller High School (OH) Marshall Stadium
September 8 Male High School at Male
September 15 Champagnat Catholic (FL) Marshall Stadium
September 22 Jeffersontown High School (D) at Jeffersontown
September 29 St. Xavier High School PJCS
October 6 Eastern High School (D) Marshall Stadium
October 13 Seneca High School (D) Marshall Stadium
October 20 Ballard High School (D) at Ballard
October 27 Open
(D) Indicates District game