Trotter and Lions Roll Into Finals

Auburn commitment Barrett Trotter talks about Briarwood's victory over Cullman and playing in the state championship game.

Birmingham, Ala.--With plenty of individual records already in the books, Auburn commitment and Briarwood Christian senior quarterback Barrett Trotter is looking to finish his career with a state football championship in 2007.

He and the Lions will get their chance this Friday at 7 p.m. at Legion Field when they take on the talented St. Paul's Saints in a clash of Class 5A heavyweights. For Trotter the chance to win a state title is something he's been hoping for all season and following a 41-13 thrashing of Cullman Friday night on the road now he'll get his chance.

"We were really clicking," Trotter tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Our defense played a heck of a game. The offensive line played a really great game. The receivers caught passes. We really moved the ball down the field just about every time we had it.

"I'm really just excited about the opportunity to play in a state championship game," he adds. "Hopefully, we'll get another ring. It should be a lot of fun. I can't imagine that this won't be a very hard game for us. We're going to be well prepared and ready to play for sure."

To say that Trotter has been on fire during the playoffs would be a huge understatement. In games against Butler, Russellville, J.O. Johnson and Cullman, Trotter has completed 61-90 passes for 1,031 yards and 14 touchdowns with just one interception. That puts his season totals to 211-318 for 3,404 yards and 46 touchdowns with just five interceptions. He's also added 556 rushing yards and six scores on the ground.

With AU head coach Tommy Tuberville in the news in recent days with a report from an Arkansas TV station last Thursday claiming he would be the new head coach at the University of Arkansas along with his talks with AU officials about his contract and the AU program, Trotter says that hasn't been a distraction to the future Tiger.

"I talked to Coach (Al) Borges for a while," Trotter says of the Auburn offensive coordinator. "He came by the school on Friday. He just was just talking in general and telling me to get ready to come in over the summer and get some good work in. He just told me to be prepared. That's what I'm going to do is come in and be prepared to hopefully contribute to the team."

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