Euless Trinity Ends Duncanville’s Playoff Run 28-27

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Arlington, TX – Duncanville led all but 1:42 of their game against Euless Trinity. Unfortunately, it was the last 1:42 of the game as Euless Trinity took the 28-27 victory to knock the Duncanville Panthers out of the playoffs.

Duncanville had stepped out to a 10-7 lead after one quarter on a Josh Delgado 30-yard field goal and on a Keilon Elder 54-yard touchdown run and Delgado PAT. Toby Harrah had a 4-yard run for Trinity to score the Trojan’s only points in the first.

Duncanville extended that lead out before halftime to 20-14, on a JaQuinden Jackson 12-yard run and another Delgado field goal, this time from 44-yards out. Jaylin Buffin had a 1-yard run for pay dirt at the 9:44 mark of the second, before Duncanville scored the only points in the remainder of the first half.

In the second half, Bryce Walker caught a 23-yard strike from Jackson and the Delgado kick made it 27-14. But the second half belonged to Courage Keihn at the Trinity offensive line. Keihn scored on a 2-yard run to close the gap to 27-21after the Brice Honaker PAT.

In the final stanza, Keihn scored with 1:42 left in the game on a 1-yard run to put the Trojans up 28-27 after the successful PAT.

Duncanville had used all their timeouts to save as much time on the clock and give Jackson and Trazon Connley an opportunity to drive the field. Duncanville put on a ten play drive to move the ball from their own 25-yard line to the 50-yard line. With Connley at QB, Jackson got past the Trojan coverage, but Connley’s pass bounced off Jackson’s hands and fell incomplete inside the 15-yard line. The Panthers were able to move the ball down to the Trojan 34-yard line, and after an incomplete Connley pass Delgado lined up for a 51-yard field goal attempt. Delgado’s attempt fell short and wide left, turning the ball back over to Trinity with only one second remaining on the game clock.

Duncanville finished the game with 408 total yards, with 101yards coming through the air and 307 yards on the ground. Trinity had 334 total yards with 158 yards passing and 176 yards rushing.

Duncanville’s Jackson was 8-11 passing for 75 yards and a touchdown, while Connley was 2-5 with 40 yards passing. Keilon Elder was the leading rusher with 16 carries for 171 yards and a touchdown, while Jackson has 89 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. Gyasi Smith was the leading receiver with 6 catches for 55 yards, while Bryce Walker had 1 catch for 23 yards and a touchdown.

For Trinity, Laki Ellis was 6-12 for 138 yards passing. Keihn seemed to run at will in the second half. He finished the first half with only 62 yards on 16 carries, but finished the game with 31 carries for 136 yards and 4.39 yards per carry average. Keihn also had 2 touchdowns in the game. The leading receiver for the Trojans was Toby Harrah with 1 catch for 70 yards.

While Duncanville exits the playoffs, Trinity will move on to face Midland Lee in the next round. Midland Lee downed Arlington Lamar 42-38 later on Saturday afternoon.