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September 7, 2009
ARLINGTON- In a game billed as the "Battle of the Haka" the Texas version outdueled the version from Utah as the Euless Trinity Trojans (1-0) knocked off the Bingham Miners (2-1) from South Jordan, UT 42-21. RB Tevin Williams led a potent offensive attack for the Trojans rushing for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns. Blue chip RB Harvey Langi was contained for the most part by a very athletic Trinity defense as he only notched 52 yards on 13 carries.
Trinity notched the game's first tally on a 50 yard run by Williams who swept around the left side and made the DB in the alley miss the tackle and it was off to the races as Williams outran Bingham's Braden Anderson to the end zone. With Trinity leading 7-0 Bingham was able to respond in the second quarter at QB Ty Hannay hooked up with Brady Meason on a 29 yard scoring strike. Meason beat the Trinity DB on the post route and Hannay lofted a perfect toss hitting Meason in stride.
After the score Trinity's defense led by Jonathan Yenga and Paul Olie began to put pressure on the Bingham Miners offense and assert their dominance forcing three straight punts. In the final five minutes of the second quarter Trinity's Bobby Brown who finished the game with 94 total yards scored on a 16 yard run and he hauled in a 16 yard touchdown reception doing a great job getting one foot in bounds right before halftime. Those two scores put the Trojans up 21-7 at the half.
Trinity started out the second half with more of the same with Tevin Williams scoring for the second time on a seven yard run to put Trinity up 28-7. The score was set up by a botched fake punt for Bingham near midfield. Bingham would quickly cut the margin back to 14 as backup QB Steffan Cantwell hooked up with Josh Smith who got behind the secondary for a 67 yard touchdown reception.
Williams would have the answer for the potential Bingham rally as he scored for the third time on a four yard to give Trinity the 35-14 edge at the end of three quarters. In the fourth quarter Bingham never really threatened the Trojans as despite cutting the lead to 14 on a 15 yard touchdown pass from Hannay to Langi, Trinity was able to put the game on ice as QB Willie Hubbard scored from seven yards out for the final margin of 42-21. Hubbard who made a few mistakes was solid in his first varsity start. Trinity next week will host Cedar Hill at Pennington Field.