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Trojan Football shuts out Lake Central 15-0

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The Chesterton football team picked up win number two of the season with a shutout from its dominating defense.

The Trojans allowed just 123 yards and seven first downs as they racked up a 15-0 Duneland Athletic Conference victory at Lake Central on Friday.

“Really excited to get back into the win column,” Chesterton coach Mark Peterson said. “We did some really nice things defensively tonight. I was really happy for them to get the shutout. That’s fantastic.”

The defense set the tone right from the start. After forcing a holding call on the game’s first place, the Trojans dented the scoreboard on the next play with a safety.

Chesterton allowed just two first half first downs and LC only had one drive of more than five plays before the break.

“If we can get first downs and keep our defense off the field and fresh, we know they’ll keep us in every game,” Peterson said. “Lots of exciting things on the horizon for us if we can do that.”

The Trojans scored their only touchdown of the night following the free kick after the safety as they drove 48 yards in 11 plays before Bryce Pickering plunged into the end zone from two yards out.

“We put some things together offensively tonight,” Peterson said. “Bryce (Pickering) did a great job at quarterback and we got some good things out of Chris (Mullen) too. For a freshman, he really did a nice job.”

Pickering ended the night with 115 yards on 24 carries, while Kody Wilkerson tallied 67 yards on 17 carries.

“Kody runs really hard and makes people around him play harder,” Peterson said. “That’s what we’ve been missing. That was awesome for him to have the success he had offensively and defensively.”

Chesterton amassed 291 yards of offense, 205 came on the ground.

The Trojans return to the field on Friday when they travel to Crown Point for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Chesterton 15, Lake Central 0



First Downs 16 7

Total Net Yards 291 123

Rushes-Yards 50-205 27-29

Passing-Yards 86 94

Comp.-Att-Int 5-14-1 8-16-0

Penalties-Yards 2-15 3-20

Punts-Avg. 3-34.7 5-35.0

Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-0


Chesterton 9 0 3 3 -- 15

Lake Central 0 0 0 0 -- 0


C -- Safety

C -- Bryce Pickering 2 run (Chris VanEekeren kick)

C -- VanEekeren 29 FG

C -- VanEekeren 23 FG


Posted 10/1/2018




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