Multiple Teams · Rams’ season ends with loss to Trinity

Friday, October 27, 2017

7:30 PM

Ringgold High School
Trinity High School

Game Recap

The Ringgold football team went on the road Friday night for their final section game of the year against Trinity. The Rams not only needed a win, but also some help from Uniontown to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Ringgold looked strong early, building a four-point halftime lead, but unfortunately the Rams couldn’t hold on, and fell to Trinity by the score of 55-34.

Ringgold opened the game scoring on their first possession when senior Nathan Leaver caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Eisel to take a 7-0 lead.

After falling behind 20-7, Eisel would find Max Maciejewski twice in the second quarter, scoring on throw of 51 and 34-yards to give the Rams a 21-20 lead. A Jackson O’Connor field goal gave Ringgold a 24-20 halftime lead.

Trinity took the lead for good with seven minutes to go in the third when Joey Koroly scampered 50 yards to put the Hillers up 34-27, and eventually pushed their lead to 41-27 late in the third quarter.

Ringgold would continue to fight, and Brenden Small broke loose for a 68-yard touchdown run to trim the Hillers lead to 41-34. The Ram defense would come up big on the next possession, forcing a three-and-out, but Max Maciejewski fumbled the punt and Trinity would recover.

Trinity would add two more scores in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

Final score: Ringgold 34, Trinity 55.

Eisel finished the day going 15 of 21 for 226 yards with three touchdowns, but also had two interceptions. Small eclipsed the 100-yard mark, rushing for 108 yards and a touchdown. Maciejewski ended with 138 yards on seven receptions and two touchdowns.

The Rams finish the year at 3-6 (3-5) overall and miss out on the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

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