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St. Xavier x Trinity 2019: Trinity Wins By Way of Its Defense

Jack Dingle from the Trinity High School who plays as a linebacker returned for a touchdown in a rout of Cincinnati Moeller. This happened in the early Season of 2019.

Jack Dingle, when he scored against the rivals, in the Cardinal Stadium, things felt way different than the rest. About 16,500 we’re estimated to be present at the Cardinal Stadium, and Trinity’s win can only be credited to its flawless defense, which allowed it to exceed by 9.5 points per game. Playmakers at every level we’re showcased— line, linebackers and secondary.

St. Xavier vs Trinity
St. Xavier’s Noah Houk celebrates with Michael Ackerman (right) after Ackerman scores a touchdown reception against Trinity on Friday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Trinity was lead by Dingle on Friday. The strong team of linebackers was strong as ever, ever as the Shamrocks held the Tigers to nine first downs and 103 rushing yards on 29 carries (that is 3.6 yards per carry). In Trinity’s 3-4 defense, RiLee Waggoner is the only senior linebacker. The junior linebackers include the likes of Dingle, Charlie Ely, and Branden Stearman. Trinity coach Bob Beatty called these linebackers “pretty good,” but also mentioned that they play together as a team and that they play very hard. People who are in front keep that (offensive) front off those linebackers. All in all, it becomes a team effort.

Let’s go over to the scores: Trinity (5-1) — ranked No. 2 in Class 6A. It avenged last year’s 21-7 loss to the Tigers and took a 46-38-2 lead in the series, dating 1956. Check out the detailed score card:

ST. XAVIER         0            3            0            0 – 3

TRINITY               7            14          7            7 – 35

First quarter
T – Ryan Miller 9 run (Sebastian Mata kick)

Second quarter
T – Jack Dingle 65 interception return (Mata kick)
X – Jeffrey Sexton 26 FG
T – Armon Tucker 1 run (Mata kick)

Third quarter
T – Tucker 6 run (Mata kick)

Fourth quarter
T – Kyle Feger 7 run (Mata kick)