Rivals Ranks Trinity's Football Team 10th In The Country
August 6, 2012By Jon Hancock of KentuckySports.co
Rivals.com released their Top 100 High School football teams in the nation, Louisville's Trinity found it self at number 10. Trinity destroyed competition last year, winning the state championship against Scott County 62-21. Trinity did not lose much talent from last year, having several players already committed to BCS colleges. Head coach Bob Beatty may have his best senior class he has ever had at Trinity, expect them to move up in the national rankings quickly.
Trinity's 2012 Schedule
08/17 - 7:00 PM - Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN)
08/24 - 7:30 PM - @ Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN)
09/07 - 7:30 PM - Elder (Cincinnati, OH)
09/14 - 7:30 PM - St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH)
09/21 - 7:00 PM - @ Indianapolis Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN)
09/28 - 7:30 PM - St. Xavier (Louisville, KY) *
10/05 - 7:30 PM - @ DuPont Manual (Louisville, KY) *
10/12 - 7:30 PM - Male (Louisville, KY) *
10/26 - 7:30 PM - @ Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH)
*--denotes district game
Excerpt from Rivals.com:
Coach: Bob Beatty
Last Season: 16-0, Won Kentucky Class 6A and RivalsHigh 100 National Championship. Ranked No. 1 nationally.
Key Player: Quarterback Travis Wright. Wright is the lowest ranked player in the Rivals.com database for this talented senior class but he is by far the most important piece to the offensive puzzle. Wright has taken to re-writing the Trinity record books in completion percentage, yards, touchdowns -- and for a school that has produced some darn good ones, that is impressive.
The offense returns just four starters and lost its entire offensive line. That is bad news for any school but with these four standout players returning, Trinity could overcome those losses. Receiver James Quick is one of the best receivers in the country and running back Dalyn Dawkins has proven to be a very effective North-South runner when most everything about his stature would indicate he should try to dance to daylight.
The defense returns five starters from last year including two of the most talented players in the state. Defensive end Jason Hatcher recently committed to USC and cornerback Ryan White is headed to Vanderbilt. According to Coach Beatty, White has the potential to be an NFL-level cornerback and he can absolutely shut down most anyone in the country. His ability on special teams to change field position is invaluable as well.
It's not No. 1 because it is impossible to predict what the offensive line will look like. Losing five starters on the offensive line is tough on any school but when two of those five wound up at Division I football programs it could prove impossible to replace.
The bottom line is Trinity still has its best players from last year on the field and, the way the offense works, this team can still be nationally elite. The schedule is identical to last season but, like Trinity, many of those teams took a step back entering this season. Unless the offensive line is much better than expected a repeat of a national title may not going to be in the cards this season. There is a lot of talent on this team but everything will be predicated on whether the offensive line can protect Wright and open holes for Dawkins.