No one was really worried that Euless Trinity would lose to Irving MacArthur on Thursday night, but the Trojans took a little longer than expected to put away the Cardinals.
With Trinity up 20-9 at halftime, head coach Steve Lineweaver had a message for his team.
"I just said each of you need to be accountable, we need to get back to the basics," said the Euless Trinity coach. "We showed some vulnerability, we are not the great great like everyone has said."
Lineweaver might think the Trojans have stuff to work on before heading into the postseason, but the No. 1 team in the country showed their dominance in the 2nd half, scoring 28 straight points before the Cardinals could respond. The final score was 48-15 and for the seventh straight season, Trinity has 10 wins on the year. Irving MacArthur on the other hand finishes the year with a 4-6 record, missing the postseason.
GAME MVP: Euless Trinity RB Tevin Williams
Williams continued his 2010 season dominance with a 18 rushes for 140-yards. The senior found the end zone two times, his last rush from 37-yards out. Williams appears to be 100% back from his ACL injury last season. At this point, he only has offers from Utah and UTEP, but should see a late charge in his recruiting. Whoever snags him, they will have a running back who can go inside between the tackles or on the outside.
Other Top Three Talents On This Night:
1.)Euless Trinity ATH Brandon Carter
Carter showed his versatility against MacArthur. He lined up at wide receiver, corner, quarterback, and even in the backfield. The Oklahoma commitment had the play of the game, with a 47-yard run from the slot receiver position. The senior went in motion, took the hand-off, dashed to the outside, had one cutback towards the middle of the field, and was gone. As impressive as the run was, his pass in some people's eyes might have been better. Lining up at quarterback for the first time in the 3rd quarter, Carter did a great hiding the ball as Trinity called for a I-formation play-action pass. 39-yards later, Carter found Enrique Oquendo wide open in the end zone. The defense had completely fallen for the senior's fake.
2.) Irving MacArthur WR Jason Frimpong
With four offers in hand, Frimpong is still trying to decide between North Texas, Tulsa, Memphis, and Wisconsin. On Thursday night, against one of the best defenses in Texas, the senior wide receiver showed he might have more offers coming his way. Frimpong was quarterback Shahzeb Khan's top target, with eight catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. With his team desperately trying to end the season on a high note, Frimpong was able to sneak behind the Trojan secondary for a wide open 47-yard touchdown.
3.) Euless Trinity RB Terrence Tusan
It's hard to believe that no members of the Euless Trinity defense made the top four, but running back Terrance Tusan was that good. He didn't register as many carries as Williams, but was almost as effective. The senior rushed 12 times for 101 yards, finding the end zone two times. Tuscon doesn't probably have the size to play running back at the next level, but has the speed to play slot.