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CHS Football hosts Crown Point on Senior Night tonight

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The Chesterton football team will try to snap its current losing streak as the Crown Point Bulldogs come to town on the Trojans’ Senior Night.

“Offensively, we have to really sure up some things,” Chesterton coach Mark Peterson said. “In the last two weeks, we’ve shown some great improvements and taken some steps backwards at the same time. We need to reach a more consistent level.”

The Trojans dominated the first half last week against Lake Central, but blew a 13-0 lead in a 14-13 loss to the Indians.

“They present a different defense than we’ve seen all year,” Peterson said of the Bulldogs. “They’ll go more 3-5 with an extra guy walking down into the box and we’ll have to combat that to get some running and throwing lanes.”

That may mean open running lanes for the Trojans if the big Chesterton front line can impose its will.

“We’re excited about some of the opportunities we may have,” Peterson said. “We have to do a better job of executing this week.”

And the passing game will also have to get going.

“We’ve thrown precision passes all year and we may have to take a few chances down the field to loosen things up,” Peterson said.

For Crown Point, the offense will revolve around quarterback Jake Jaitis and running back Tristan Peterson.

“Jake Jaitis is a solid kid at quarterback. He’s 6-4, 6-5 and throws the ball like a missle. He’s a Division 1 type of quarterback. He just does a great job of getting the ball to his receivers,” Peterson said. “Tristan Peterson is as good running the football as anyone in the conference. He went for 185 yards last week. We have to be able to contain those two guys.”

The Trojans defense played well last week and will have to continue to play well.

“I’m really happy with the way our defense is coming along,” Peterson said. “They are performing well.”



Posted 10/11/2013