Monday, June 16, 2014

Trinity football poised for step forward in 2014


Coming off a one-win season, Trinity’s football team is ready to take a major step forward in 2014. Quarterback Forest Cullings, who is receiving significant interest from Ivy League and Patriot League programs, returns and several younger players are progressing.

Junior offensive lineman Mac Chambers was invited to and attended Rivals.com’s Under Armour camp in Columbus, which is an exclusive camp for a player to showcase his skills in front of college coaches.  Chambers started at left tackle for the Hillers last season and will protect Cullings’ blindside once again in 2014.

Robert West, a senior linebacker, is drawing Ivy League interest and is visiting Harvard Wednesday with Columbia next on the list.

Senior safety and kicking specialist Samuel Trapuzzano went to Notre Dame’s specialist camp earlier this month and tied for the winning field goal with a 47-yard kick. He is also attending camps at Vanderbilt and Cornell this summer.

Junior linebacker Jacob Dobich is maxing out on the bench press at 355 and squats 605 with regularity. It seems that Trinity could be a breakthrough team this fall with a bevy of talent returning with major size and strength.

Cullings is very impressive with his ability to escape the pass rush and his size (6-4, 201 pounds). He can make short, intermediate and deep throws and with a strong offensive line in front of him, will surely improve in his senior season.

The one thing working against the Hillers is an incredibly tough schedule. Playing in Class AAA will have that affect.

Week One: vs. Belle Vernon
Week Two: at Laurel Highlands
Week Three: vs. Elizabeth Forward
Week Four: at Albert Gallatin
Week Five: vs. Thomas Jefferson
Week Six: at Uniontown
Week Seven: at Yough
Week Eight: vs. West Mifflin
Week Nine: at Ringgold

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