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Trojans score 3 times in abbreviated scrimmage

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Lightning may have cut Friday night’s scrimmage at Griffith short, but that didn’t stop Mark Peterson from seeing some positive things.

The Trojans scored three times on offense and didn’t allow a Panther score.

“It was reinvigorating to play against somebody besides ourselves,” Peterson said. “Every moment we see somebody else and have to gain some experience is a benefit to us.”

After allowing just three first downs and recovering a fumble on Griffith’s first 15 plays, the Trojans needed little time on offense.

On their opening play, senior quarterback Jacob Coslet hit classmate Ben Slatcoff on a slant route that went 65 yards for a touchdown.

“The first play we throw the slant route and Ben (Slatcoff) goes 65 yards for a touchdown,” Peterson said. “We didn’t game plan anything and just caught them in the right look and hit it. That’s exciting.”

Chesterton would score again as sophomore quarterback Chris Mullen scampered in from two yards out during the initial 15-play sequence.

“I was really impressed with both quarterbacks and the guys up front,” Peterson said. “Kody Farrington, Wes Peterson and Miguel Martinez did some really good things for us on the line. When you see a young group like that play the way they did, that’s very encouraging.”

Griffith would not score on their 10-plays from the 10-yard line, not their 10 plays from the 35-yard line.

“Defensively, we did some nice things,” Peterson said. “Griffith is really athletic and we were able to get in position to make some tackles and kept them out of the end zone. We had a lot of positive things to build on.”

The Trojans final touchdown came on a 10-yard run by Coslet, who finished with 18 yards on four carries. Ethan Pickering carried the ball three times for 16 yards and Ryan Klespies garnered 14 yards on two carries.

Through the air, Coslet was 2-of-5 for 70 yards and Mullen was 2-of-4 for 69 yards. Slatcoff had two catches for 70 yards, while Jake Warren caught one pass for 50 yards and Colby Bullock had one reception for 19 yards.

Chesterton opens the season Friday night with a 7 p.m. kickoff at Hobart.


Posted 8/19/2019




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