For those who expected offensive fireworks Friday night in Madison, Fla., you were very disappointed.
For those who like defense, you liked what you saw.
Both teams struggled to move the ball much of the night and it looked like Madison County was going to give Trinity Christian their first loss of the season, but Kevin Toliver wasn't thinking that way.
"You have to keep playing hard and try to make something happen," Toliver said after the game. "We just had to keep working, keeping pushing, and keep trying to win the game."
When all looked like it was going Madison County's way, the five-star stepped his game up and eventually made the play of the game on two different occasions when down 3-0.
Toliver is a five-star cornerback on Scout and he is committed to LSU to play that position on the next level, but he plays quarterback for his high school team.
He was up and down as a passer all night, but in the fourth quarter he connected on three passes, then used his legs to help Trinity Christian win.
After connecting on a couple of passes, then scrambling for 16 yards on fourth and 15, Toliver let the instincts kick in when the snap was fumbled inside the 10 yard line with less than a minute to go in the game.
"I was going to spike the ball on third down to stop the clock, but my instincts kicked in and it was like I was back outside playing as a kid. When the ball was on the ground, I just picked it up and ran to make a play. I just knew I had to make something happen and I beat everyone to the corner to score a touchdown."
Trinity Christian took a 6-3 lead at that point and that was the final score. Madison County moved the ball about 20 yards in the final seconds, but there was not enough time for the Cowboys.
The win may not have been pretty and the offense may have struggled, but Trinity Christian's defense stood strong all night.
"We played really good on defense," said Jeffery Holland. "They did not really move the ball on us and we attacked, so I think we really played a good game. We did what we had to do to keep us in the game all night."
The Scout 100 linebacker is just a junior like Toliver and this game meant a lot to those two. They are competitors, they want to win, and they had revenge on their minds.
Holland is the leader of Trinity Christian's defense.
"They beat us 42-0 when I was a freshman, then they beat us by about 30 points last year, so this means something to me. We came out with a different attitude this year. We had a chip on our shoulder and this game means something to me and this team. It is a big win."
The 6-foot-2, 180 pound out of Jacksonville, Fla. that scored the only touchdown of the game let his teammates know before this contest that he was going to do what he had to for the team to leave with a 3-0 record.
"I told the team before the game that I was going to do all I could to help us win," said Toliver. "I think I did that tonight and we pulled it out. It was not easy and may not have been pretty, but we got the job done."
Now, the team wants to keep the momentum, practice hard, and continue their winning ways.
"We just want to build on this now and get things rolling more when we play University Christian next week," said Holland. "They are a good team too and we will be ready."
Holland is a 6-foot-2, 230 pound linebacker who can run. He is being pursued by over 40 schools and he visited Florida Saturday with Toliver and 2015 lineman Kendrick Norton. All have offers from the Gators.