Two Trinity players sign with colleges

Signee Timothy Brand is at center. At left is his mother, Gloria. At right, his sister Olivia. Behind them are Trinity coaches including head football coach and athletics director Jared Amell. PHOTO BY BOBBY BRYANT

Trinity signee William Duvall with his parents and sisters. PHOTO BY BOBBY BRYANT

By Bobby Bryant, Editor

editor@newsandpress.net

Trinity Collegiate School in Darlington County put two of its football players on course last week for careers on the college gridiron. Timothy Brand of Hartsville signed to play football for Gardner-Webb University, a private university in Boiling Springs, N.C., and William Duvall of Florence signed to play for Ave Maria University, a private university in Florida. Both signed letters of intent Feb. 4 during ceremonies in the Trinity gym. For Trinity athletics director and head football coach Jared Amell, the sky is pretty much the limit for these athletes. Brand, who came onto the team as a sophomore, “is going to get better every year,” Amell said. “He works hard; he’s very talented.” “There are certain plays he made this year” that showed the spark that usually leads to scholarship players, he said. One game that sticks in the coach’s memory is Trinity’s 2020 contest against Hammond School, where Brand was outstanding, the coach says. Brand credits his mother, Gloria, for “pushing me to go hard all the time. I want to do great things.” He plans to major in business. Duvall’s trademark is consistency, says his coach. He never has an off night. Duvall, who has played football for Trinity since he was a freshman, “is a great kid,” Amell said. “William is one of the hardest workers I’ve had.” “He’s going to give you everything he’s got every time,” the coach said. Duvall has said he started playing football in 4th grade, partly because it was “one of the few sports no one in my family had played before. … Football has influenced me beyond my wildest dreams.”

Author: Rachel Howell

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