Trinity & Central Crowned State Champs

| December 8, 2011
Trinity players celebrate after defeating Scott County during the KHSAA 6A Football State Championship game Friday at Houchens-Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky.

Trinity players celebrate after defeating Scott County during the KHSAA 6A Football State Championship game Friday at Houchens-Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky.

Louisville’s Trinity Shamrocks captured its 21st Kentucky High School Athletic Association Division 6-A title with a resounding 62-21 thumping over Scott County.

Played Dec. 3 at the Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky., the ‘Rocks’ took the lead early and never looked back.

With its 14-0 season, Trinity has won titles in the last nine of 11 seasons and recorded its 120th all-time win in the playoffs. This was the eighth undefeated season in the school’s history.

Scott County finished the year 14-1 after opening the season with 14 consecutive wins.

Trinity now leads the all-time series between the teams 3-0, all postseason games.

Central players celebrate after defeating Belfry during the KHSAA 3A Football State Championship game Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Central defeated Belfry 15-14.

Central players celebrate after defeating Belfry during the KHSAA 3A Football State Championship game Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Central defeated Belfry 15-14.

Trinity’s 62 points are a new overall state finals record, surpassing a state record that Trinity previously held at 59 points scored against Male in the 2002 state finals.

The ‘Rocks’ 604 total offensive yards are the third most in a state final game in state history. It is the second most by the Shamrocks in a state finals game.

Head coach Bob Beatty won his ninth state title as head coach, and junior quarterback Travis Wright was named the Russell Athletic MVP Award winner following the game.

Completing 18-of-21, Wright passed for 323 yards and four touchdowns.

Junior running back Dalyn Dawkins finished with 13 carries for 153 yards and four touchdowns.

Dawkins’ four rushing touchdowns tied the school record for a state final and was one off the overall state record for a state finals game.

Junior James Quick caught eight passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

See a gallery of the Trinity Championship game here and the Central Championship game here.

photos by JOSHUA LINDSEY | contributing photographer

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