A couple of key
plays were the difference.
For the first time
this year, those didn’t go the way of the Chesterton football team as they
dropped their Duneland Athletic Conference opener 35-14 at Michigan City on
“This was more of a
21-14 game,” Chesterton coach Mark Peterson said. “That score isn’t
indicative of the game on the field tonight.”
After Michigan City
built a 14-0 lead at halftime, the Trojans responded to start the third
quarter with a seven-play, 74-yard drive that results in Andrew Zimmerman
scoring from five yards away. Harley Lohmeyer’s point-after-touchdown cut
the lead to 14-7.
defense forced a quick three-and-out for the Wolves and Braden Corzan found
his way around the edge to block a punt by City’s Michael McCullough.
Taking over on the
Wolves’ 14-yard line, the Trojans missed a 32-yard field goal on fourth down
that would have cut the lead to 14-10.
“That was tough. It
was a turning point,” Peterson said. “Offensively, we’re not a young team
anymore and we have to capitalize on those chances. We have to drive that
Michigan City took
just four plays to go 80 yards and push the lead to 21-7.
thought we really stepped up after the first drive,” Peterson said. “We gave
up some big plays, but that is going to happen against a team that athletic.
Our kids really played hard. Can’t ask for much more than that.”
offense again answered with a 12-play, 75-yard drive that culminated in
Zimmerman’s second touchdown run. Lohmeyer’s PAT cut the lead to 21-14.
“They were focused
on Louie (Razo) and tried to take him out of the game,” Peterson said. “We
tried to spread them out and find some running lanes. We just missed a
couple of things. There was an opportunity and tonight, that was probably
the worst we’ve played up front.”
City put together a
drive, but a forced fumble recovered by Chesterton’s Noah Dujmovich put the
offense back on the field.
culminated in a fourth-and-one pass that just missed connecting with Razo
and was intercepted by Royce Robinson.
“I don’t think
there is a better play to call,” Peterson said. “They were playing soft and
we just didn’t complete the pass. We complete that pass 9-out-of-10 times.
We were right there all night.”
capitalized with a touchdown run and then got a pick six to set the final
“This one stings,”
Peterson said. “We’ll refocus and have a great week of practice to get ready
for a really good LaPorte team.”
The Trojans return
to the field on Friday night when they host the LaPorte Slicers. Kickoff is
set for 7 p.m.
MC - Kameron
Muhammad 9 pass from Michael McCullough (Riley Shreve kick)
MC - Daelon Wren 1
run (Sherve kick)
C - Andrew
Zimmerman 6 run (Harley Lohmeyer kick)
MC - McCullough 9
run (Shreve kick)
C - Zimmerman 1 run
MC - Wren 6 run
MC - Lyric McFarrin
45 INT return (Sheve kick)