FORT WORTH— Aubrey came into Friday’s matchup with Fort Worth Trinity Valley looking to pick up some momentum after last week’s nail-biting win over Sanger.
However, things didn’t fall into place for the Chaparrals (2-4) as Trinity Valley capitalized on early Aubrey turnovers en route to a 17-6 victory on a chilly night.
The Aubrey offense got off to a rough start on its first drive of the game when senior running back Anthony Alford lost control of the ball in the backfield on third and five from the Aubrey’s own 35-yard line. The Trojans (3-3) recovered the ball but returned the favor four plays later when senior quarterback Austin Henyon’s pass bounced off senior tight end Travis Miles’ hands and was intercepted by the Chaparrals.
On Aubrey’s next possession as junior quarterback Kyle Lynn fumbled after taking the snap near Aubrey’s 35-yard line on first down. The Trojan defense recovered again, giving Trinity Valley great field position for the second time in the first quarter. Six plays later, senior kicker Kenneth McIntyre hit a 20-yard field goal to give the Trojans an early 3-0 advantage.
“Turnovers kill you,” Aubrey head coach Mike Segleski said after the game. “You can’t shoot yourself in the foot against a good offense like that and just give them the ball.”
Aubrey was forced to punt again on its next drive, but the Chaparrals recovered the ball on Trinity’s 41-yard line after a Trojan punt returner inadvertently made contact with the ball. However, Aubrey wasted the good field position after Lynn was sacked two plays later on third and one, pushing the Chaparrals out of field goal range.
After another Aubrey punt, The Trojans went on a 14-play, 85-yard drive capped by senior running back Bo Black’s 9-yard run on a draw play up the middle to make the score 9-0 with five minutes left in the first quarter. Black finished with 19 carries for 101 yards.
Aubrey’s defense held Trinity Valley scoreless in the second half and forced four punts.
On Trinity’s first possession of the second half, the Trojans faced fourth-and-15 from Aubrey’s 26-yard line. Henyon dropped back to pass but was intercepted near the goal line by senior defensive back Tanner Buxton. Buxton’s interception set up Aubrey’s only score.
“Our defense has been great all year,” Segleski said after the game. “If you hold a team to 17 points running the spread, you’ve done your job. I was proud of the way they played in the second half.”
Aubrey’s lone score came on fourth-and-9 from Trinity Valley’s 32-yard line with 1:55 left in the third quarter. Lynn faked play action to the right and found senior running back Matt Davis alone on the left sideline.
Davis outran the Trojans’ defense to make the score 17- 6. Lynn finished with 117 yards passing and completed 7 of 14 attempts.
Alford finished with 100 yards on 20 carries and provided a consistent running threat for the Chaparrals.
Aubrey squares off against district foe Frisco Lone Star at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Frisco.
Fort Worth Trinity Valley 17, Aubrey 6
FW Trinity Valley
TV — Kenneth McIntyre 20 Field Goal, 2:59
TV — Bo Black 9 run (McIntyre kick no good), 5:00
TV — Sam Streck 37 run (2pt Conversion good), 2:30
A — Kyle Lynn 32 pass to Matt Davis (Josh Giles kick no good), 4:14
Rushing — A: Anthony Alford 20-100, Matt Davis 2-8, Robert DeLaTorre 5-7, Kyle Lynn 1-(-4); FWTV: Bo Black 19-101, Sam Streck 9-67, Austin Henyon 8-55, Royce Don Barrington 1-4.
Passing — A: Kyle Lynn 7-14-0 117; FWTV: Austin Henyon 11-23-2 75.
Receiving — A: Robert DeLaTorre 2-58, Matt Davis 1-32, David Holliger 1-10, Jeremy Dye 1-7, Collin Scribner 1-5; FWTV: John Cleveland 5-43, Sam Streck 2-20, Benji Vasquez 3-7, Bo Black 1-5.