Bishop not sweating the hype

Trinity is a very young team, with several underclassmen making major contributions, but one of their top performers on the field is senior Derek Bishop.

Trinity is a very young team, with several underclassmen making major contributions, but one of their top performers on the field is senior Derek Bishop.

Trinity is off to a 6-1 record and several dominating performances so far. One of the biggest reasons they are so effective offensively is senior running back Derek Bishop. Bishop has had a strong season with 121 carries for 741 yards rushing and 9 touchdowns.

"Since the beginning of the season, I have improved on my blocking and running vision," said Bishop. "I'm going to continue to work hard and get better every week," continued Bishop.

But Bishop isn't just about himself, he feels like his team has performed at a high level and has gotten better.

"As a team we have continued to get better every week and we've had a good first half of the season so far," he said.

With all the dominance this team has shown this year, it's easy to get complacent and think you have arrived, but Bishop doesn't believe that will happen with the Shamrocks.

"We just need to continue to stay humble," he said. "We're able to do this by listening and believing in our coaching staff and continuing to push each other to get better each week."

Trinity still has tough tasks ahead in the next two weeks against Louisville Eastern and Ballard before finishing up with Lexington Catholic before kicking off the playoffs, but Derek says Trinity will take things step by step.

"It's everyone's goal to make it to state and win the state championship, but we just want to keep taking it one game at a time and not get ahead of ourselves," he said.

Aside from reaching a state championship, there's another accolade that has been floated about for Bishop, Mr. Football. But Bishop takes that all in stride.

"It feels good to be mentioned for something that big, but that's not what I'm focused on. I'm just focused on doing everything I can to make everyone around me on the team better. I want to do my best to put us in positions to keep winning," Bishop finished.


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