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Trojans look to get back in win column against Lake Central

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The Chesterton football team will look to get back on the right side of the scoreboard as they host Lake Central in a Duneland Athletic Conference contest tonight at 7 p.m.

“I think there was an increased enthusiasm and refocus this week in practice,” Chesterton coach Mark Peterson said. “When you come off a dismal performance like (last Friday), you have to regroup and get ready for the next week.”

The Indians bring to town the area’s top defensive player in Gelen Robinson, a Purdue signee.

“LC is very solid on defense,” Peterson said. “They move around a lot to create matchups. Gelen Robinson is the best player in the area and is somebody we have to deal with.”

That doesn’t mean the Trojan offense can’t have success though.

“We’re going to have to take advantage of some things,” Peterson said. “We need to run and throw with efficiency. Try to keep them on their heels a little bit.”

On defense, the Trojans will have to stay disciplined, according to Peterson.

“They run a lot of motion to try and cause some confusion in your defense,” Peterson said. “We want to force them to make 10 or 12-play drives to score. We have to limit their big plays and make them methodically march the ball down the field without making a mistake.”

Special teams has also been an emphasis this week for the Trojans.

“We had some glaring things to look at in special teams,” Peterson said. “We’ve made some personnel changes to get things taken care of. We had a lot of mistakes.”

Teacher Apperciation Night: Friday night is also “Teacher Appreciation Night” for the Trojans. Before the game each Chesterton football player will have a teacher recognized that has made a lasting impression on their academic career.

“I think its really important to recognize the people that are really important in these kids academic careers,” Peterson said. “We just want to say thank you to all those teachers.”



Posted 10/4/2013