The Benedictine Cadets and Trinity Titans already met once this year, in which the Cadets won big, 43-10. Benedictine showed it was a far superior team at the time on the ground and in the air. However, this time could be a lot different.
Three key players for the Cadets, Steven Walden, Jay Woofolk and Christian Dunn, were all a go for the first game. But, as of now, the three are reported to be questionable for the Trinity contest.
With these three being such an important part of Benedictine's game plan, the Cadets will have to rally around Anthony Fisher, a sophomore who stepped in after the injury to second-string quarterback Tate Plageman.
Fisher is 1-0 this season at quarterback with a win against King William on October 25th. Plageman, however, held down the ship winning 4 of his 5 starts before going down against Woodberry Forest with a broken wrist.
Despite any injuries, the goal remains the same going into the Trinity game as it was entering the season: win a championship. Senior defensive tackle Brian Daughtry, a leader of the team, stated, "The mindset remains the same, get the ring, we have the same goals as we did entering the season and we just see Trinity as an obstacle."
Should the Cadets topple the Titans, they will earn a slot at the title game and that ring.
Trinity vs Benedictine kickoffs at 1:00 pm Saturday. The winner will play either Fork Union or St. Christopher's for the Division 1 VISAA championship. If the opponent is FUMA, the Cadets will host. If it is St. Chris, it'll be at the Saints stadium.