SAN ANTONIO – The Trinity Tigers earned a 20-10 victory over Birmingham-Southern (AL) College at Tiger Stadium on Saturday afternoon in a battle of the top two teams in the conference.
The win gives the Tigers their sixth straight overall and puts them in first place in SAA play.
“It feels good to come out here and get a win,” Trinity Linebacker Sam Hinojosa said. “This has been one of the best teams I’ve ever been a part of and to do in this way is something I won’t forget.”
After the teams traded field goals in the opening quarter, the Tigers broke things open in the second. Tigers quarterback Wyatt Messex hit Chris Stewart for a 26-yard strike to give Trinity the 10-3 lead. Before halftime, they would convert a 38-yard field goal as time expired to take a 13-3 lead.
Birmingham started the second half strong as they went downfield on a pair of third-down conversions and capped it off with an 11-yard touchdown, cutting the Trinity lead to 13-10.
The Tigers had scored a touchdown in response but it was called back. Moments later, Messex hit Austin Burtness from 15-yards out give Trinity the 20-10 lead. From there, the Tigers’ defense would clamp down to win the game by 10 points.
“We control our own destiny now,” Hinojosa said. It’s up to us go out there and get the win.”
The Trinity Tigers are now 7-2 (6-1, SAA) on the season and will close out the 2019 season next Saturday when they take on Rhodes at 2 p.m. in Memphis.