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Nelon Priest is a 5-foot-8, 145-pound junior defensive back for the Holy Trinity football team. The Pride's leader with nine interceptions, Priest was pressed into running back duties Saturday because of injuries and illness to Dion Sexton and Ja-Del Whitfield. Priest proceeded to rush for 57 yards on 16 carries to help the Pride defeat Burke Catholic 28-23 in the Class C state semifinals. Holy Trinity (11-1) returns to action Friday when it takes on Section III champion Skaneateles (11-1) at the Syracuse Carrier Dome for the state championship. Q: What were the emotions like after Saturday's victory? A: It was crazy and exciting. We've never been this far before. We've been fighting for this and it was a really close game.