Holy Trinity Football Loses in Section 2 Playoffs After Field House Fire
The Holy Trinity football program had to face adversity this week that no one in their program could have game planned for.
Early on Friday morning, the field house in which the team's equipment was kept for the football players was burned down. Police believed that one or more people broke into the field house to commit the crime.
Despite the fire occurring just one day before the program's first ever scheduled playoff game, the team was still able to compete this afternoon in large part to the overwhelming donations from local supporters.
The Union football program donated equipment, the UAlbany football program provided the team both jerseys and pants and Stadium System of Connecticut fitted the players with shoulder pads.
The football program, which is made up of players from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Spa Catholic and Catholic Central, competed this afternoon against state ranked Hoosic Valley in a Class C quarterfinal playoff game. The Indians, who entered the game ranked as the fourth best team in New York state, defeated Holy Trinity 46-12. Holy Trinity was only able to muster up 17 yards of offense in the first half.
Hoosic Valley now moves on to the sectional semi-finals scheduled for next weekend.