Trinity tries to slow Arlington QB Joeckel


There are many aspect of Arlington High School's game that worry Trinity coach Steve Lineweaver. But first and foremost, the Trojans' coach points to Colts QB Matt Joeckel.

"He's an excellent quarterback," Lineweaver said. "He's very good, and he has NFL-like accuracy. He's a good runner, too."

And that's what the Trojans will key on when facing Arlington in a Class 5A Division I state quarterfinal game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Pennington Field in Bedford.

Trinity has faced a great dual-threat quarterback already this season in Allen's Matt Brown, and Lineweaver hopes his team learned from that game. In a 35-28 loss to Allen -- one of Trinity's two losses -- Brown threw for 142 yards and rushed for 123.

Joekel combined for nearly 3,000 yards rushing and passing during the regular season. He has nearly 900 total yards in three playoff games.

"We'll just try to slow them down some," Lineweaver said.