BEDFORD, Texas – No. 1 Euless Trinity found itself trailing in a game for the first time this season against rival Hurst L.D. Bell on Thursday. That lasted all of 3 minutes and 36 seconds in the first quarter as Trinity routed L.D. Bell, 45-22, at Pennington Field.
The Trojans' running attack was unstoppable from the second quarter on, lead by running back Terrence Tusan, who ran for 133 yards on 13 carries. Fullback Paul Tuipulotu had a career night, rushing for three touchdowns in short-yardage situations.
“This is the first time I’ve ever scored in my whole life,” an emotional Tuipulotu said after the game. “It’s a miracle to me. I just want to thank coach [Steve] Lineweaver, having faith in me and giving me the ball.”
L.D. Bell (3-3, 2-2 in 6-5A) opened the scoring on a 6-yard touchdown catch by Jeramie Brown. The Bell defense was able to slow the Trinity offense in the first quarter, but was unable to stop it as Trojans (6-0, 4-0) came back about and scored on a 3-yard run by Tevin Williams.
Trinity then opened the floodgates, beginning with another 3-yard run by Williams. Trinity’s next four scores would come from Tuipulotu's TD runs and a one field goal from 33 yards out.
L.D. Bell running back Kenneth Farrow scored for the Raiders in the second on a 2-yard run, finished with a leap into the end zone over an oncoming defender. The Raiders' 2-point try was good.
Trinity would finish its scoring in the fourth on a 1-yard keeper by quarterback Kailahi Kautai.
Farrow scored again with two minutes left, but it wouldn’t be enough for the Raiders.