Trinity High School, Kentucky’s 25-time football state champion, announces its 2019 varsity football schedule (The freshman and JV schedules will be announced later). The schedule will feature top-caliber competition from Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The Shamrocks will enter the 2019 campaign as part of a newly formed 3-school KHSAA 6A district made up of Ballard, Eastern and Trinity High Schools.
The Football Rocks will travel to Frederick Douglas High School in Lexington on Friday, August 16 for a pre-season scrimmage game.
The regular season schedule includes the rivalry game against cross-town foe St. Xavier High School on September 27 at UofL’s Cardinal Stadium. The game annually draws one of the largest crowds for a regular season high school football game in America.
Trinity will open the fall campaign at home in Marshall Stadium on August 23 vs the Carmel Greyhounds from Indiana. Carmel is annually one of the strongest programs in the Hoosier state and finished the 2018 season as Indiana state runner-up, losing to Warren Central in the state championship game. The Rocks will follow that game with a trip up Interstate 65 to face Warren Central High School, another Indiana power and 2018 Indiana state champion. The Warriors finished the season undefeated and ranked in the top ten in all national rankings.
The third game of the season will see the always tough Cincinnati Moeller Crusaders make a visit to the Trinity campus for a second home game. On Friday, September 13, the Rocks will host Waubonsie Valley High School from Chicago, Illinois. The Warriors are members of the same IHSAA football conference that sent Naperville Central to Trinity in 2018. Next up is an away game with Male High School, the 2018 KHSAA 6A state champions. The Shamrocks and the Bulldogs have played several highly competitive games against one another in recent years.
Trinity will begin the month of October on the road with the renewal of a series with Cathedral High School of Indianapolis. The schools last played one another in 2014. Once the Shamrocks begin KHSAA district play, Trinity will have an away game at Ballard High School, followed by an open/bye week. District play concludes on October 25 with a home game vs Eastern High School. Regular season play will end with a road game on Friday, November 1 as the Rocks renew another series, this one with Bowling Green High School. The teams last faced one another in 2010.
Depending on how the KHSAA finalizes post season configurations (currently under review), Trinity could be in position to host the first four rounds of playoff games at Marshall Stadium if the Shamrocks are able to secure a #1 seed in regular season District play.
Director of Athletics Rob Saxton stated, “We look forward to a new District alignment alongside Ballard and Eastern. Along with the two district games are several challenging contests against regional powers in Cincinnati and Indianapolis, games versus local rivals in Male and St X, another very solid opponent from the Chicago area and the renewal of series with Cathedral and Bowling Green High Schools. Our coaches, players and fans will enjoy a highly competitive schedule second to none.”
Head coach Bob Beatty said, “The level of competition we will face in 2019 requires extreme focus and commitment. Our coaches and players have much work to do in the weight room and on the practice field in the coming months. We look forward to the challenges our schedule brings and the way it will help us prepare for a post season playoff run. As always, our goal is to be playing for a state championship in early December in Lexington.”
Trinity High School – 2019 Varsity Football Schedule
Date Opponent Location
August 16 (Frederick Douglas- scrimmage) at FDHS 7 pm
August 23 Carmel High School (IN) Trinity 7:30 pm
August 30 Warren Central High School (IN) at WCHS 7 pm
September 6 Moeller High School (OH) Trinity 7:30 pm
September 13 Waubonsie Valley High School (IL) Trinity 7 pm
September 20 Male High School at Male 7:30 pm
September 27 St. Xavier High School at UofLCS 8 pm
(Trinity is home team)
October 4 Cathedral High School (IN) at Cathedral 7 pm
October 11 Ballard High School (District) at Ballard 7 pm
October 18 Open/Bye Week
October 25 Eastern High School (District) Trinity 7:30 pm
November 1 Bowling Green High School at BGHS 7 pm (CST)