After a disappointing 5-6 season in 2019, veteran head coach Verlon Dorminey and his Jacksonville Trinity Christian Conquerors are ready to make a push at a 3A state title this season.

Posted On: 09/12/20 8:58 AM

We often judge success on wins and losses – and that is something that will perhaps never change.

So, how about we take those wins and losses and combine them with character, respect, knowledge and often caring for the student/athletes more for what they will become in the future than what they are now.

In a season that certainly will be defined in so many ways – especially because of this pandemic that we have been battling for months – how about we take a look at what men like Verlon Dorminey has done in his 30 years as a high school football coach at Jacksonville Trinity Christian.

First of all we will check off the box that many of you want to look at, and that is wins and losses. How about 284-74 – which includes sending many, many young men on to the next level and beyond.

Dorminey’s success has gone much further than what he has accomplished on the football field, and as someone who is always talked about as a football mentor, teacher and coach, he is equally as revered as a husband, father and grandfather – and someone that former students and associates will always speak volumes about.

He is someone who has set a path to follow in life and would easily give up all the football accolades to see his students become role models in life and as family men and women.

As he heads into the 2020 season, Dorminey knows that his football team will be talented and sought after by colleges. But he also realizes that those athletes that he has on the 2020 roster will become men and leaders into the future.

Coming off a 5-6 season, which was loaded with nationally and regionally rated teams and a first round loss to Ocala Trinity Catholic, there is plenty to be optimistic about.

The Conquerors are once again loaded with future Division I level talent. They have the athletes to make last year’s memory go away fast – and with Dorminey counting on some experienced returners, they’ve got every chance to challenge for another title.

KEY 2020 PROSPECTS TO WATCH

2021 – Austin BarberAustinBarber6'7" | OLJacksonville Trinity Christian | 2021FL, OT

2022 – Deon Briggs, DT

2021 – Marcus BurkeMarcusBurke6'3" | WRJacksonville Trinity Christian | 2021StateFL, WR

2021 – Corey Coley, DB

2021 – Simmeon Davis, OL/DL

2022 – Christian Ellis, S

2022 – Johnathan Goddard, DE/LB

2021 – Terrell Jackson, DB

2021 – Ja’Cory Jordan, QB

2021 – Lucius Lattimore, LB

2021 – C.J. RossC.J.Ross5'11" | LBJacksonville Trinity Christian | 2021FL, LB

2021 – Treyaun Webb, RB

2023 – Jahron Williams, DB

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