Video: The Truth About Trinity
Final episode of mini documentary on 2017 Trinity Christian season.
After a 4-6 season in 2016, the football team brought in NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders to help coach and his son Shedeur Sanders
to play quarterback. Now the Tigers seem primed for a Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) title three-peat.
They won the the 2017 crown with a 12-1 mark while outscoring opponents 588-210, Last season was even better at 14-0 with a point differential at 667-189. And heading into Friday's home conference game with Brook Hill, the Tigers are 8-1 and winning by an average score of 40-10. They close the regular season at home Nov. 15 against Southwest Christian.
Remarkably, they've done it with three different head coaches — Aveion Cason, Troy Williams and this season Andrew Hart. But with Deion as offensive coordinator and Shedeur, now a 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior with Alabama, Florida and Florida State among his 18 offers, at quarterback, Trinity Christian is ranked third among TAPPS teams in the state.
Shedeur has progressively become more dominant, now completing 76 percent of his passes (159 of 209) this season for 2,075 yards and 28 touchdowns (just three interceptions).
His three-year totals are pretty staggering, having completed 469-of-750 passes for 7,524 yards and 104 touchdowns. He's also rushed for 19 career scores. With him under center, the Tigers look pretty unbeatable.
But things likely will take a drastic twist following this season.
The Dallas Morning News
reported on Oct. 30 that Trinity Christian is leaving TAPPS at the end of the school year on the heels of its boys and girls basketball team being banned from postseason play.
Before that happens, the Sanders family could be moving.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Deion is a candidate for the Florida State head coaching opening. Deion, also an NFL Network host, played three sports at Florida State in the late 1980s. Going from high school coordinator to FBS head coach is a big leap, but then again, this is Deion Sanders, who in the middle of an eight-time Pro Bowl football career played outfield in Major League Baseball.
Though the move would be unprecedented, Deion definitely has at least one big supporter: The King, LeBron James.