BEDFORD – Like last season, Euless Trinity and Southlake Carroll played a gritty, down-to-the-wire game fitting of two of the area’s iconic programs. All the same elements were there Friday night, reflected in a mirror image.

Which meant everything was reversed, including the winning team.

After failing to score a touchdown in last year’s defensive slugfest, Euless Trinity ran its way to more than 600 yards of offense at Pennington Field. The Trojans needed all of it to hold off Carroll 37-35.

“You never know what’s going to happen,” Trinity coach Chris Jensen said of the Trinity-Carroll series. “We’ve had these types of games, and we’ve had 10-6. This game wouldn’t do well in Vegas.”

It would certainly fit into the Vegas spectacle, however. And what happened at Pennington Field will certainly not just stay at Pennington Field.

The game was that good. As expected.

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