LaPorte’s grind it
out offense doesn’t need help, but the Chesterton football team gave it to
The Slicers ran 69
plays to the Trojans 32 and bullied their way to a 29-14 Duneland Athletic
“We didn’t give
ourselves a chance to win,” Chesterton coach Mark Peterson said. “Too many
missed opportunities. We’ve got to grow up and be big boys and make plays
when they are there.”
The Trojans turned
the ball over on three of their first four possessions, including a pair of
fumbles as LaPorte built a 15-0 halftime lead.
“We left about 28
points out on the field tonight,” Peterson said. “The three fumbles were
just drops during exchanges or trying to make a little too much out of a
The lead grew to
22-0 before things got cranked up for the Trojan offense.
First Jacob Coslet
hit Ben Slatcoff for a 30-yard touchdown and then after a three-and-out for
the Chesterton defense, Coslet found Slatcoff across the middle for 60 yards
and a touchdown.
7-of-16 for 186 yards, while Slatcoff caught four passes for 115 yards.
“We did a pretty
decent job of throwing the ball and spreading it around to some open guys,”
Peterson said. “We also missed some open guys running down the field. It’s
Jacob’s third varsity game.”
Another stop for
the defense gave the Trojans the ball in the fourth quarter and they drove
all the way to the Slicers 20-yard line, but were unsuccessful on
back-to-back throws with 9:01 to play.
That’s all LaPorte
needed as they ground out a 15-play, 80-yard drive that took 6:53 off the
clock before an Isaac Alexander touchdown set the final score.
(Wilkerson) early in the second half hurts us, but they wore us down,”
Peterson said. “That’s that offense.”
to the field on Friday when they travel to Valparaiso to take on the
Vikings. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
“We’ve played a
great quarter each of the last two weeks,” Peterson said. “We have to see
what the plays are we can make and try to put four quarters together.”
First Downs 10 17
Total Net Yards 285
Rushing Yards 58
Passing Yards 227 0
SCORING BY QUARTERS
Chesterton 0 0 14 0
LaPorte 8 7 7 7 --
L -- Dylan Gray 4
run (Gray run)
L -- Caleb Kuzdas
11 run (kick good)
L -- Collin
Bergquist 1 run (kick good)
C -- Ben Slatcoff
30 pass Jacob Coslet (Chris VanEekeren kick)
C -- Slatcoff 60
pass Coslet (VanEekeren kick)
L -- Isaac
Alexander 2 run (kick good)