Trinity Christian roars back, wins Class 3A state title in a stunner

Season on the line and 26 yards to go.

Marcus Burke and Jacory Jordan had it covered.

Trinity Christian found paydirt — and its first football state championship since 2016.

The Conquerors, backs against the wall, stunned Hollywood Chaminade Madonna 25-22 in the Class 3A state championship game on a foggy night at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.

It took a major second half comeback, a near-perfect defensive performance with the season on the line and two home run balls from Jordan to Burke to deliver Trinity a title a long time in the making. The Conquerors went through two titleless seasons while playing in Class 5A and then absorbed a miserable 5-6, first-round playoff exit in their return to 3A in 2019.

This one was just perfect, with an ending that won’t be forgotten.

Jordan’s 26-yard touchdown pass to Burke on fourth-and-7 with 48 seconds to play was the clincher and gave Trinity its most dramatic of all championships for coach Verlon Dorminey. The defense sewed things up, with Johnathan Goddard Jr. sacking quarterback Jaylon Tolbert on fourth-and-13 from the Lions 42 to ice it.

Ballgame, Conquerors.


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