Palmer Trinity Varsity Football Triumphs Over Westminster Academy
Updated: Nov 27, 2018
By: Matthew Waldman
PTS Falconer Staff
September 12, 2018
On Friday, September 7th, the undefeated Palmer Trinity Falcons varsity football team set its sights on its rival, the Westminster Academy Lions. The Falcons were feeling triumphant after their two big wins against St. Andrews and Somerset Academy Silver Palms, and looked to carry the winning experience to the field against the Lions. Even though Palmer Trinity was favored in this match-up, being ranked higher in state rankings than Westminster Academy, the team knew it was going to be a challenge to defeat the Lions. Senior safety J.P. Arrien talked about the value of winning against a tough road opponent by saying, “It will be a challenge, but winning is the ultimate goal for us.” Junior wide receiver Joseph Sulkes also chimed in about the joy of winning against the Lions. “It would be amazing to win against this team and become 3-0,” said Sulkes about the upcoming game. Aside from these two players, Palmer Trinity will have to produce a prominent effort from its stout defense, led by seniors Kyon White Royal, Dylan Dylewski, Jacob Gassenheimer and Arturo Alvarez, who have racked up tackles and caused multiple turnovers. However, not only the defense will have to play a part; a much improved offensive attack led by senior quarterback Nico Casares, senior running back Brandon Yanes, senior wide receiver John Malloy and senior lineman Santiago Messmacher must be able to move down the field and score points to complement that disruptive defense. If both sides of the ball brought their best effort on to that field at 7:00, the Falcons knew they would become victorious.
And victorious they emerged! As the undefeated Falcons pummeled the Lions 35-21. The Falcons were led by their effective rushing attack, as Brandon Yanes had 19 carries for a ridiculous 145 yards and experienced the end zone. On defense, safety Dylan Dylewski racked up 12 total tackles, ensuring that side of the ball. However, the star of the game was Linebacker Kyon White Royal, who didn’t do most of his work at linebacker, but lined up at fullback and rushed for four total touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 receiving). The play of White Royal vastly improved the Falcons' odds to win that game, and they benefited from his tough running. This week, the Falcons' streak will face an arch rival the Ransom Everglades Raiders in the 44th annual Battle of the Oar game. With the rugged play of the defense, and the effectiveness of the offensive attack, an all-time talented Falcons roster must defend their home turf and defeat the Raiders.