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August 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

An analysis and prediction for the Bellevue vs. Trinity game

I noticed MaxPreps’ Stephen Spiewak had Bellevue ranked fifth in his top 25, so I asked him if Euless Trinity, Bellevue’s Thursday night opponent, was close to cracking his list. Here’s his response and his prognostication for the game:

Trinity was briefly considered for our preseason top 25, but this does not appear to be one of their stronger teams entering the season. Granted, they’ve set the bar high–we have had them as the nation’s No.1 team in the preseason twice in the last five years. Most people seem to have them outside of the state’s Top 5.

Still, this is a tried-and-true, traditional Texas powerhouse, one that could win the Class 5A title this year. The national ranking may favor Bellevue, but many people in Texas, I think, would need to see Trinity losing to a team from Washington in order to believe it.

I expect Bellevue to eventually pull away from Trinity. I think Trinity’s size will definitely test Bellevue, but I think Bellevue will present some matchup challenges to Trinity as well. Should be a great game, and it’d be a big victory for Washington football.

I must say, I have to agree with him. Trinity is huge, and there’s no denying that Bellevue’s smaller front line could wear down late in the game. But I think Trinity is still a young team that will struggle adjusting to Bellevue’s tricky offense.

Final prediction: I think Bellevue wins by a touchdown, the result of its offense and experience overcoming Trinity’s massive size advantage.

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