Milo throws four TD passes as Tigers win on Senior Night
Forde, Braddock and Benhase close out high school careers
Holy Trinity's Tyler Forde, shown here making a catch during a preseason scrimmage, was among three seniors honored on Senior Night. Devin Braddock and Jared Benhase were also honored as the Tigers went on to win 41-6.
VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala
The Holy Trinity Tigers celebrated Senior Night with a big blowout.
A blowout of John Carroll, that is.
Preston Milo threw four touchdown passes to four different receivers and the defense came up with a couple of interceptions as the Tigers defeated visiting John Carroll 41-6 Friday night.
It was the final high school football game in the careers of Holy Trinity seniors Tyler Forde, Devin Braddock and Jared Benhase.
The Tigers (2-7) jumped out to an early lead when Milo hit James Blackstrain with a 48-yard touchdown pass to give Holy Trinity a 7-0 first quarter lead. It would become 21-0 at the half when Larry Hill scored on a 14-yard run and, with just 25 seconds remaining in the second quarter, Milo went deep to Keyshawn Spencer for a 45-yard score.
The third quarter was all Tigers.
After Carlos Estronza took a Milo pass 18 yards for a touchdown, Spencer scored on a 14-yard run and Lino Odenat caught a 16-yard TD pass.
James Linnabarry was good on five of his six PAT attempts for Holy Trinity.
Defensively, Odenat and Joshua Mack both had interceptions for the Tigers.
The win should give the Tigers some momentum going into next season, where they expect to have 18 returning starters.
But the night clearly belonged to Forde, Braddock and Benhase.
“Devin Braddock was a three-year starter and missed the majority of the season due to a concussion, so I’m glad he was able to finish his high school career on the field,” Tigers coach Nate Hooks Jr. wrote in an email.
“Jared Benhase worked hard during winter workouts and it paid off by him starting many games this season.
“Tyler Forde is an amazing story. I’m really proud of him. He went (from) a basketball player, to a football star, playing well enough to receive football scholarship (offers). He also earned (the honor of being) team captain.”