Rose Hill had one shot to make to the postseason and they left no doubt, Thursday night.
In a win and you're in scenario, Rose Hill crushed Wichita-Trinity 42-0 at Rose Hill Stadium.
"We bent a little tonight but we never broke," said Greg Slade, Rose Hill head coach. "When they did get inside the red zone, our defense stepped up and closed it down."
This was the first time all season Trinity (4-5) was shutout and it was Rose Hill's first shutout. Rose Hill was giving up an average of 24 points coming into Thursday.
Rose Hill (4-5) opened things up with a 29-yard touchdown run from senior quarterback TJ Slade, putting them on the board quickly, 7-0.
Stayed that way until the second quarter, when the Rockets used all facets of their offense to expose Trinity's defense, capping off the drives with short touchdown runs from Garrett Forsberg and Johnny Pearson. Rose Hill lead 21-0 at halftime of a very chilly and lopsided game to that point.
"We played a pretty clean game offensively - had a few holding penalties I wouldn't like to have - but you know," Slade said. "Did some good things offensively; threw it well, ran it well. We talked about them playing a complete game and it's about the best time to do that."
It stayed that way in the second half, scoring almost at will.They finished the night with 427 total yards on offense - 320 of those coming on the ground. Trinity had just 65, but 118 in the air.
Rose Hill will play Mulvane, Tuesday at Mulvane. The Wildcats beat Clearwater, 39-0 Thursday night.