Richmond, VA (WWBT)- St. Christopher's and Trinity both have high expectations in the VISAA this season and the two cross-town rivals kicking off their respective 2011 campaigns against each other on the Titans home field on Friday afternoon. The Saints came out dominant in their opening game, topping Trinity, 33-0.
St. Christopher's opened up with a touchdown to make it 7-0, and continued to drive the ball well in the second quarter. The Saints used a solid running attack to power down the field and Ganon Hingst finished things off with a ten yard touchdown run which saw him bruise through the line and break a few tackles. Then it was the Saints' defense's turn to step up. Garrett Taylor picked up a fumble and returned it 41 yards for a score to give St. Christopher's a 21-0 lead at the break. Taylor, who was making his first career high school start, added another fumble return for a touchdown in the second half to slam the door on the Titans. He also tallied 3.5 sacks on the afternoon.
St. Christopher's will travel to St. Stephen's-St. Agnus next Saturday, while Trinity will head to Collegiate on Friday.
Elsewhere in the private circuit, Christchurch opened up with a convincing victory, topping Covenant, 39-0.