STAMFORD, Conn. – Trinity Catholic football is off to its best start in nearly 20 years, thanks to a three-touchdown game by fullback Sean Brown in a 27-8 victory over Norwalk on Saturday.
With Norwalk concentrating most of its efforts on Trinity’s Shaquan Howsie, Brown took full advantage of the opportunity to shine.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound senior put Trinity on the board with a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Brown also hauled in touchdown receptions of 14 and 27 yards and nabbed an interception on defense. Brown finished the day with more than 100 all-purpose yards.
“When they called my number, I just did what I had to do for the team to be successful,” Brown said of his career day. “Transferring from Westhill, I just came here with a winning attitude and did whatever they wanted me to do. Safety, fullback, linebacker, whatever – I just had to step it up and go to the next level.”
Trinity took advantage of five Norwalk turnovers, including three interceptions, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt by Chris Durant.
The Crusaders’ defense contained Norwalk star running back Tomar Joseph when it mattered most. Joseph ran for more than 100 yards and a score, but Trinity kept Joseph from scoring again after a first-quarter touchdown run.
“I was very, very afraid of Norwalk this week. This was a total trap game and we could have looked past them in our first road game of the year, but we didn’t,” Trinity head coach Pete Stokes said. “We came into a hostile environment and just played. I couldn’t ask for more.”
Trinity quarterback Danny O’Leary had another solid day under center, throwing for 87 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Brown.
Trinity (4-0) currently sits atop the conference and the Class S state rankings. The Crusaders host their cross-city rival, Stamford, Saturday at 1 p.m.
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