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Trojan Football opens home schedule tonight against Munster at 7 pm

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By TR HARLAN

The Chesterton football team will open the home portion of its 2013 schedule tonight as they play host to the Munster Mustangs.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

“This is a very good Munster team coming off a good win,” Chesterton coach Mark Peterson said.

The Mustangs opened the season with a 27-9 victory over Lake Central that handed head coach Leroy Marsh his 200th career win.

“Defensively, their front four is very solid,” Peterson said of a Mustang defense that allowed just 153 yards of offense to LC. “It’s a different level of play than what we saw last week. A lot closer to the physical type of kids we’ll see in the DAC.”

That should provide an interesting matchup for the Trojan offense that relies on movement up front from its offensive line.

“We had 2-3 missed opportunities last week because of penalties and mistakes,” Peterson said. “I think the things we’ve done with our passing game is getting better. Our triple option stuff and midline things worked fairly well. We have to rely on those big guys up front.”

The Trojan defense will have a different challenge this week after giving up 454 yards (286 through the air) to South Bend St. Joseph’s offense.

“I feel like we have tightened some things up on defense this week,” Peterson said. “We’ll rotate 11 to 16 guys defensively again and try to keep fresh guys on the field.”

The Mustangs will utilize first-year quarterback Joe Jumonville. Jumonville, playing for the first time since his freshman year, has already committed to play baseball at Northern Illinois.

“Their quarterback is solid,” Peterson said. “He does nice things and is a consistent guy.”

Jumonville completed just 2-of-10 passes for 20 yards, but carried the ball 15 times for 58 yards.

“They took advantage of LC’s alignment with some counter plays and their Wing T offense,” Peterson said.

Seth Gutwein will also carry the ball for the Mustang offense after a 9-carry, 19-yard performance that included two touchdowns last week. One TD came on a 92-yard kickoff return.

“Gutwein is as good as anybody we’ll see all season,” Peterson said. “He’ll get the majority of their touches.”

 

Posted 8/30/2013