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CHS Football falls in Sectional opener at Valparaiso

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It wasn’t the script they wanted written. And there wasn’t any editing to do.

The Chesterton 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 half possessions.

“They go as their offensive and defensive lines go,” Peterson said. “And tonight, they were both fantastic.”

The Trojans lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter on an 18-yard run by Tony Frencl. Chris VanEekeren added the extra point.

Offensively, 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.”

Valparaiso 55, Chesterton 7



First Downs 11 19

Total Net Yards 197 418

Rushes-Yards 28-105 42-277

Passing Yards 92 141

Comp.-Att-Int 6-18-1 8-11-0

Penalties-Yards 5-48 7-55

Punts-Avg. 4-32.5 2-30.5

Fumbles-Lost 4-1 0-0


Chesterton 0 0 0 7 -- 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 (Shepherd kick)

V -- Harper 1 run (Shepherd kick)

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)


Posted 10/29/2018




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