Benedictine defeated Trinity 56-28 in the first round of the state playoffs. This is the second time their star quarterback, Jay Woolfolk, led the Cadets to victory over the Titans.
Benedictine is currently ranked number 17 in the state of Virginia with a record of 8-2. The Cadets are also undefeated against Virginia teams.
Woolfolk's return from injury proved very beneficial, as he had three touchdowns during the game. He completed seven out of his ten passing attempts for a total of 195 yards. He also rushed for 72 yards. "We had more offensive movement," stated senior captain Brian Daughtry. "We put the ball into the air more, and we had a more effective run game."
The Cadets had a total of 429 yards throughout the game, while the stout Cadet defense limited the Titans to 287 yards. Benedictine also held Trinity to fewer than 100 rushing yards. On its first possession, Trinity scored a touchdown to give them the first points of the game; however, the Cadets responded quickly with a 64-yard flea-flicker pass on their first offensive play to tie the game. Leon Haughton was on the receiving end of the pass, thrown by Nick Turner. The Cadets then started to gain a more substantial lead and were ahead at the half, 35-14.
When Daughtry was asked about what makes him confident going into the state championship game, he said, "I have my brothers going in with me. We all trust our brothers, and we trust our coaches."
Benedictine will face the St. Christopher Saints this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. for the state championship title.