Lutheran St. Charles football has enjoyed a resurgence under new head coach Arlen Harris as the Cougars have started the season with a blazing 3-0 run.
Unfortunately, Lady Luck was not on the side of the Cougars on Friday night, as Archdiocesan Athletic Conferenc rival,Trinity came to the St. Peters school and knocked off Lutheran 33-27.
Trinity grabbed the early lead thanks to 2-yard touchdown pass from Isaiah Williams to Marcus Washington making it 7-0 with nine minutes left in the first quarter.
Lutheran St. Charles (3-1) responded with a 69-yard touchdown run from Bryce French to tie it 7-7 with 7:14 left in the first quarter.
Lutheran pulled ahead in the second quarter on a 16-yard Bradley Williams to Matthew Westphal scoring pass for a 14-7 lead with 8:41 left in the first half.
A pair of third quarter touchdowns pushed the Titans ahead 19-14. Williams hit Washington on a 41-yard pass for one score and then Darius Rainey scored on a 47-yard run.
The Cougars responded. Luke LeGrand hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 20-19 edge.
Trinity went back to work and scored through the air as Bryce Childress took in a 31-yard pass and raced to the house for a score making it 25-20 with nine minutes left.
On the next drive, French ripped of a dazzling 55-yard run for pay dirt and Lutheran was back on top 27-25 with 8:10 to go.
But on a night of big plays, Trinity had one more left to use and just 23 second later, Isaiah Williams raced 78 yards for a touchdown. Alphonso Andrews caught the the two-point conversion pass in the end zone and the Titans held on to hand Lutheran its first loss of the 2015 season.
Lutheran St. Charles will look to get back in the win column next Friday night when the Cougars host Kennedy at 7 p.m. in a Archdiocesan Athletic Conference game.