Bowling Green Bucs travel to face Trinity tonight

Published 4:29 pm Friday, September 26, 2014

Bowling Green plays the first of three consecutive road games tonight, as the Buccaneers travel to Trinity to face the Saints in non-district action.

The Bucs began District 6AA play last week with a 36-8 loss to Silliman Institute. Trinity, the defending Class A state champion, won last year’s game, 55-0.

The Saints are ranked fifth by Southern Sports & Travel.

“They beat Bowling Green pretty bad last year,” Bowling Green coach David Currier said. “They have a new coach. They’re not as physical as they were last year, but they do have speed and a lot of good speed. I feel like we can move the ball against them, and we could do well this week.”

Bowling Green has two injuries. Quarterback Brady Goings could miss the game with a sprained ankle, and linebacker Hayden Thompson re-aggravated his knee and could be out.

If Goings can’t go, Jace Ball will play quarterback with Connor McCain also seeing time back there.

Currier said Ball did OK last week after Goings’ injury.

“The game was kind of out of hand,” Currier said. “It was third quarter late. He ran the offense well. He’s not as good of a passer as Brady, but he runs the offense well.”

Bowling Green’s lone touchdown occurred when Grant Alexander ran in from six yards out. Ball ran in the 2-point conversion.

Currier said the team’s focus is trying to move the football and concentrating on the run.

“We’ve got to make sure our blocking assignments are sound. We could break things if we block the right people,” Currier said.

Currier said defensively his club needs to contain Trinity’s quarterback Kevontaye Caston.

“He will pull it down and run it at any time. They’ve got plays designed for him to run. They’ll also call pass, but he can also run in those plays too.”

For Trinity, the Saints opened the season by losing the first two games but since has defeated Central Private 20-7, Porter’s Chapel 32-25 and Prairie View 38-6.