The play script put
together during the week must be exceptional.
For the second
straight week, the Chesterton football team marched right down the field for
a touchdown on its first possession on its way to 2-0 on the year with a
33-21 victory over Munster on Friday night.
we stay on schedule we are going to be fine,” Chesterton coach Mark Peterson
said. “I can’t say enough about the guys up front. They are doing a
phenomenal job as a whole. They are really playing well together and that’ll
be a key for us all year.”
The Trojans marched
73 yards in 12 plays and took 6:46 off the clock before Andrew Zimmerman
scored from eight yards away. Harley Lohmeyer’s point-after-touchdown was
good for a 7-0 lead.
The defense forced
an immediate three and out and the offense responded with another impressive
This time, the
Trojans went 62 yards in nine plays in 4:35 to push the lead to 14-0.
Anthony Frencl took it in from 11 yards out and Chris VanEekeren’s PAT was
Frencl rushed for
95 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns on the night.
“(Frencl) is a
capable guy,” Peterson said. “He runs really hard and protects the ball.”
turn the ball over on its next two possessions allowing the Mustangs to
score three times in the second quarter and take a 21-14 lead.
“We tried to make
some things happen and they didn’t work,” Peterson said. “We put ourselves
in a bad position for our defense and we can’t do that.”
The Trojans took
over the ball with 1:55 to play at their own 20 yard line and matched 80
yards in eight plays mainly through the air for a tying touchdown.
4-of-7 passes for 72 yards on the drive with Louie Razo catching two balls
for 30 yards and Ben Slatcoff catching the other two for 42 yards.
“We felt like we’ve
continued to work and get better through the air,” Peterson said. “We want
to put our kids in the best position to win football games. We had a chance
in a two-minute setting to throw the ball and executed. That’s exciting.”
The game changed
early in the fourth quarter when Brayden Corzan blocked a Munster punt and
Kody Wilkerson recovered at the Mustang 4-yard line.
Four plays later,
Razo found the end zone from six yards away, but VanEekeren’s PAT kick
missed wide left.
three-and-out forced by the defense gave the Trojans the ball with 7:39 to
play on the Mustang 43-yard line.
Six minutes later,
Razo capped off a 10-play drive with a 7-yard touchdown run that pushed the
lead to 33-21 after a failed two-point conversion.
Razo finished with
88 yards on 19 carries and two scores.
“Munster played a
good game on defense,” Peterson said. “They focused on taking the ball out
of Louie’s (Razo) hands. We were fortunate to get him to the perimeter and
get him loose a few times.”
One last stop by
the defense, set the final score.
“The defense did a
great job in the second half,” Peterson said. “Our defensive staff made some
nice adjustments and the kids continued to play really hard. They have great
heart and determination.”
to the field on Friday night when they travel to Michigan City for the
Duneland Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Kickoff is set for 7
First Downs 14 17
Total Net Yards 211
SCORING BY QUARTERS
Munster 0 21 0 0 --
Chesterton 7 14 0
12 -- 33
C - Andrew
Zimmerman 8 run (Harley Lohmeyer kick)
C - Anthony Frencl
11 run (Chris VanEekeren kick)
M - Vince Bravo 1
run (Vince Ivetich kick)
M - Reheem Butler 5
run (Ivetich kick)
M - Bravo 8 run (Ivetich
C - Frencl 8 run (Lohmeyer
C - Louie Razo 6
run (kick failed)
C - Razo 7 run