Holy Trinity football team will play six home games next season


Holy Trinity football coach Nate Hooks Jr. is ready to face the challenge of a young team.

Photo by Carl Kotala

The Holy Trinity football team is going to be awfully young next season.

But the Tigers are going to have more home games so their fans can watch the team grow.

Perhaps, as coach Nate Hooks Jr. suggested in an email, you might even get to see the Tigers pull a few rabbits out of a hat.

Holy Trinity will play six home games this upcoming season after playing only two (another game was rained out) during its last campaign.

The Kickoff Classic will take place Aug. 21 in Fort Lauderdale against Pembroke Pines Charter with the regular-season opener set for Aug. 28 at home against Cornerstone.

A week later, the Tigers will travel to Jacksonville to play Harvest before heading into their bye week.

Holy Trinity will return to action in Week 4 on Sept. 18 with a home game against rival Melbourne Central Catholic, one of just two district games the Tigers will play.

Weeks 5 and 6 will see Holy Trinity on the road against Cocoa Beach and Trinity Christian (Deltona) before the Tigers return for back-to-back home contests against Agape Christian and Archbishop Curley. 

After that, it’s out to Orlando for a game against Lake Highland Prep before closing it out with two more home games against John Carroll (district opponent) and Somerset.

While having only two district opponents can be a good thing, the Tigers figure to have it tough with MCC and John Carroll, both of which were ranked in the top 10 in the state last year.

At this year’s spring game, the Tigers had a lineup that featured one seventh-grader, four eighth-graders and two freshmen on defense.

That’s certainly a young team to be playing a varsity level schedule with, but Hooks is determined to let the young Tigers shine come this fall. And if they can do that, they just might surprise a few people.

“We’ve got our work cut out for us. We’ve got a challenge,” Hooks said. “But challenges, and building character are a couple of the reasons you get into this profession in the first place.”