Tigers rally from 13 points down to beat Orangewood Christian

Holy Trinity sophomore Nate Jennings had a big day as the Tigers rallied from a 13-0 deficit to beat Orangewood Christian 37-29 in a Class 2A regional quarterfinal. Jennings had 11 tackles, three sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss. He also intercepted a pass and blocked a field goal that led to a Holy Trinity touchdown.

The Holy Trinity football team has been showing off its young talent all season.

In their Class 2A regional quarterfinal against Orangewood Christian, the Tigers showed they’ve got plenty of heart, too.

Trailing 13-0 at home, the Tigers ripped off 20 straight points and went on to win 37-29 to advance to the regional semifinals.

Holy Trinity (10-1) is scheduled to face top-seeded Orlando Christian Prep (8-1) in the regional semifinals Friday night at 7:30.

“It was definitely a good team win,” Holy Trinity coach Nate Hooks Jr. said of the Tigers win over Orangewood Christian.

“I was extremely impressed with the fight and big-play capabilities that we displayed.”

Senior quarterback Ty Englehart completed 16 of 23 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns – three of them to freshman wide receiver Nicky Teeter. One of those scores went for 75 yards.

Overall, Teeter had seven receptions for 174 yards and the three scores. Sophomore Dayday Farmer caught six passes for 46 yards and a score.

Sophomore defensive lineman Nate Jennings certainly had himself a day, leading the team with 11 tackles, three sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss. He also had an interception and blocked an Orangewood Christian field goal attempt that was picked up by freshman teammate Emmanuel Small and returned 80 yards for a touchdown.

Additionally, eighth graders Brogan McNab and Jaeden McMillian both had interceptions.

“It was a very impressive win,” Hooks said. “I’m proud of them – 10-1 isn’t bad at all.”