Antonio – Two
first-year kicking specialists on the Trinity University
Tigers football team have received high
rankings in the NCAA Division III.
Garrett Biel of Clayton, Calif.
(De La Salle, Concord), is ranked No.
1 in field goals, and Kyle Trella of Chandler, Ariz.
(Chandler), is third in punting.
Biel has kicked 8 of 10
field goals in three games (80 percent) and averages 2.67 per game. His
longest field goal of the season was 47 yards. In last Saturday’s 40-19
SCAC win over Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., Biel booted a
school-record four field goals.
Trella has 16 punts
(5.3 per game) for 698 yards, an average of 43.6 yards per punt. Four of
the punts have landed inside the 20-yard line. In the Rhodes game,
Trella punted three times for 136 yards (45.3 average), with two punts
inside the 20. Trella’s longest punt was for 61 yards.
The Tigers (3-0, 1-0
SCAC), led by head coach Steve Mohr, have been ranked No. 18 in
the nation by the first American Football Coaches Association Division
III poll of the season.
Trinity travels to Jackson, Miss., for a Saturday
game with the defending SCAC champion Millsaps College Majors (2-1, 1-0
SCAC). Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at Harper Davis Field.
Garrett Biel kicked a school-record
four field goals in last weekend's win over Rhodes College - including a
47-yard kick in the fourth quarter
In two of his first
three games, Kyle Trella has had punting averages that fall in the top
10 in school history