Trinity Collegiate: ‘In order to be the best, you have to play against the best’

TRINITY TITANS — Team members (pictured here) are: Tre’McLeod, Reggion Bennett, Tre Leonard, Shannon Jackson, Quincy Chaney, Carter Hardee, Landen Barnes, Brycen Scott, Spencer Scott, Hunter White, Matthew Warren, Casey Hawkins, Caden Crawley, Lucas Morgan, Jahmir Edwards, Cam Jordan, Courtlyn Brunson, JoJo Schimanico, Truman Newsom, Jay’Qwon Rivers, Juhan Kim, Will McDonald, Wesley Wright, Jame Herbert, Gabe Bennett, Ben Freeman, Caden Hodge, Bridges Teal, Tannor Buck, Jacob Powell, Connor Jones, Grant Epps, Townsend Matthews, Jalen Ludd, Jay Riddle, Carver Segars, Deon Walker, Charlie McKay, Gates Chapman, Alex Snow, and Daishone Small. PHOTO BY DAWSON JORDAN

From Staff Reports

Two years ago, Trinity Collegiate School’s football team, the Titans, claimed a state championship playing in Class 2A of the S.C. Independent School Association. The team was playing in Class 2A because that’s where the school’s enrollment placed them, said head football coach Jared Amell. They’ve voluntarily moved up to Class 3A now. Why? “In order to be the best, you have to play against the best,” says Amell. Amell has been football coach at Trinity for about nine years and has been coaching for a total of about 20 years. Trinity Collegiate is special, Amell says. “It’s a great place. It really is. All the traditions are here at this school to allow the football program and the school to thrive. We have a wonderful board, a wonderful administration, and that’s fostered and fueled all the growth that we’ve had. … We’ve had a great track record.” “It’s an honor, it’s a privilege, to be able to coach here. The kids are wonderful. It’s an environment where literally every one of our students plans to attend college.” Looking ahead to the upcoming season, Amell says there will be some changes, but that’s common in high-school athletics. For one thing, he says, the Titans’ quarterback has graduated, so that will result in some adjustments. “Lots of new kids, and there’s more new kids,” he says. The team includes about 14 seniors and eight freshmen this year. One high point of the season will be a trip to New Orleans this fall for a regular-season game. “We’re all excited about that,” Amell says. “That’s the thing about 3A football. Every game is hard.”

Author: Rachel Howell

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