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Trojan 'D' stout in Griffith scrimmage

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The Chesterton football team scored five touchdowns, and allowed just two, as they opened the season with a scrimmage against Griffith on Friday night.

“We took some steps toward great improvement,” Chesterton coach Mark Peterson said. “Every time you get on the field against somebody different, you have a chance to improve. We feel like we did some really good things. The execution was encouraging.”

The Trojans took their opening possession and drove 65 yards in eight plays before quarterback Cory Boren scampered in from 18 yards out. Boren finished with 50 yards rushing on four carries, while scoring two TD’s against the Panthers.

“Cory is our guy, but it’s not just to have some depth there,” Peterson said. They both (Boren and Jacob Coslet) do some really good stuff, but we’re looking forward to turning it over to Cory. He does a lot of good things back there for us.”

Coslet completed three passes and had a rushing touchdown as well.

“We got three guys back on our offensive line that didn’t play in the Maroon/Gold game last week,” Peterson said. “That obviously helps us in the running game. They’ll just get better and better.”

The Trojans rushed for 93 yards on 15 carries and were 4-for-11 through the air for 39 yards. Zachary Zimmerman caught three balls for 24 yards.

On defense, Chesterton stymied Griffith’s first possession with a goal-line stand that turned the Panthers away inside the 10.

“We do some really good things on defense,” Peterson said. “We’ve put our best guys on defense since I’ve been the head coach here. We are continuing to do that and it‘s something we’ll rely on again this year.”

The Trojans allowed just 98 yards of offense in the scrimmage and intercepted four passes. Kyle McWhirter recorded two of the interceptions.

Chesterton opens the regular season on Friday night when they host Hobart. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.



Posted 8/13/2018




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