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 couldnât 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 OâConnor 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.