Tigers rally past Interlachen, match best start in program history

The Holy Trinity Tigers and coach Nate Hooks Jr. (in blue) have matched the best start in program history. Holy Trinity defeated Interlachen 27-16 to improve to 4-0. The Tigers have a chance to win their fifth straight game when on Friday when they are scheduled to host Windermere Prep at 7 p.m.

It was easily their toughest test of the season.

But that didn’t stop the Holy Trinity Tigers from coming away with their fourth straight victory to match the best start ever in football program history.

On the road and trailing Interlachen 8-0, the Tigers reeled off 27 unanswered points on their way to a 27-16 victory to run their record to 4-0.

“It was a very hardcore game,” Holy Trinity coach Nate Hooks Jr. wrote in a Twitter message.

“They were bigger, stronger and definitely older. It was raining. It was muddy. We were three hours from home. It was easily the most physical and hostile environment our young team has ever been in. Yet we still won.

“It was very impressive. In order to win a game like that, everyone played lights out.”

Holy Trinity, which has a roster consisting mainly of freshmen and sophomores, got some strong play on both sides of the ball.

Sophomore Dayday Famer had a big night with 102 yards rushing, 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Freshman Buddha James had seven carries for 55 yards and a TD.

Defensively, sophomore Nate Jennings had 10 tackles – including two sacks. Freshman Jaquez Joiner had eight tackles and 2.5 sacks. Freshman Brandon Brown had seven tackles and two sacks.

Only three other Holy Trinity teams have ever won their first four games to start a season. That happened in 2006, 2011 and 2012.

The Tigers have never started off 5-0, but they have a chance to do that on Friday when they host Windermere Prep (2-2). Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.