It wasn’t the
script they wanted written. And there wasn’t any editing to do.
football team saw its season come to an end with a 55-7 loss at Valparaiso
on Friday night in the opening round of the IHSAA Class 6A Sectional.
“To finish this way
is not the way we wanted it to end,” Chesterton coach Mark Peterson said.
“Valpo’s gotten better. We felt like there were some things we could do on
offense and their defense shut everything down.
“They played great.
That may very well be one of the best teams in the State right now.”
The Vikings marched
right down the field after the opening kickoff with a 10-play, 80-yard drive
for the game’s first score. Valpo scored touchdowns on five of six first
“They go as their
offensive and defensive lines go,” Peterson said. “And tonight, they were
The Trojans lone
touchdown came in the fourth quarter on an 18-yard run by Tony Frencl. Chris
VanEekeren added the extra point.
Chesterton had 197 yards of total offense, including 105 on the ground. The
Vikings tallied 418 yards of offense, with 277 on the ground.
“We were in three
or four ballgames with a chance to win this year,” Peterson said. “We have
to find a way to get those things done. We’ll get back in the weight room
and on the practice field and get better for next year.”
First Downs 11 19
Total Net Yards 197
Passing Yards 92
SCORING BY QUARTERS
Chesterton 0 0 0 7
Valparaiso 14 28 7
6 -- 55
V -- Antonio Osorio
from CJ Opperman 25 pass (Liam Shepherd kick)
V -- Jackson Kurth
44 run (Shepherd kick)
V -- Jesse Harper 2
run (Shepherd kick)
V -- Opperman 1 run
V -- Harper 1 run
V -- Tyler Bukur 33
fumble return (Shepherd kick)
V -- Harper 48 pass
from Opperman (Shepherd kick)
C -- Tony Frencl 18
run (Chris VanEekeren kick)
V -- Christian
Delgado 7 run (kick blocked)