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