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West Mifflin Shuts Out Trinity 40-0

Written by: on Friday, September 6th, 2019


Going into any season, most teams expect to deal with some level of adversity. Whether through injuries, tough losses, and attitude setbacks, adversity can help break down a team’s character, or build it. Most teams don’t have to deal with the level of adversity that the West Mifflin Titans went through the past week. Last Friday, Senior QB Jaylen Dukes threw for 3 TDs in the team’s first win of the season, a day later, he was tragically shot 3 times in the leg in a drive-by shooting. Fortunately for the West Mifflin fanbase, the shooting was not lethal, narrowly avoiding a tragedy. Dukes recovered quickly and looks to return within 5-6 weeks.
Despite the unfortunate incident, the Titans still had a game to play on Friday against a more-than-capable defense in Trinity. The Answer at QB for the Titans came from an unlikely place, in WR Jacob Davis. Davis, another Senior, was a two-year starter at Reciever and Safety before the Friday Matchup with Trinity.

Davis, although an unlikely candidate for the starting job, left no question at the end of the 40-0 blowout of the Hillers. On the second drive for the Titans, Davis would deliver a beautiful placed ball to Nikeese Demery and a finger-tip grab pushed West Mifflin into the Hillers territory. The Demery-Davis connection proved itself at the end of the drive, with a pass to make the score 7-0

Nikeese Demery and Jacob Davis would tell the tale of the tape throughout for the Titans Offense. Out of the 6 TDs the Titans scored, 5 would come 2 plays or less into drives. 2 of those would be passes to Demery, one on that first drive, and a 98-yard shot that would embarrass the out-of position Trinity Secondary

Despite a strong showing on the offensive side of the ball, the Titans defense shined throughout the game. Two stops on 4th and goals turned into 14 points on ensuing drives for West Mifflin. “We executed, the defensive line really came together during practice, the two units really worked as a team.” Jacob Davis said following the game.

What’s Next?: West Mifflin will return home against Franklin Regional while Trinity will face it’s first road matchup in Ringgold.

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