Trojans Conquer the Indians

Caroline Dardeau, Editor in Sports

    Last Friday, the Chesterton Trojans defeated the Portage Indians in a DAC road contest. The Indians came into the game with a losing streak of four, as they had been defeated in four straight weeks.  Portage came in 1-4, and the Trojans were 4-1, after a devastating loss against arch rival Valparaiso, the previous week. The Trojans extended the Indians losing streak to a fifth week in a row.

     In the first quarter, the Trojans scored a touchdown late in the period. The second quarter was a slow moving quarter for both teams, with neither scoring, leaving the halftime score at 7-0. In the third quarter, Chesterton extended their lead over the Indians, scoring yet another touchdown, and the defense continued their dominance, not allowing any scores for Portage. In the final quarter, the Trojans showed Portage who was boss, finishing the game with two more touchdowns, converting the extra point on one of them.  The Trojan defense continued their spectacular season, pitching their second shutout through six games, making the final score 27-0 on Portage’s Homecoming Night.

     Offensively for the Trojans, quarterback Chris Mullen led the way with 139 passing yards and 3 touchdowns.  On the ground attack, runningback Garrett Lewis finished with 67 rushing yards, while Bryce Thoma led the air attack with 60 receiving yards. Scoring for the Trojans were Jackson Westmoreland, Levi Wheeling, Thoma, and Lewis. Kicker Alex Drewes converted three of four extra points. 

     Defensively, Chesterton was again led by Gage DeMarco, who finished with seven tackles, six assists, and one fumble recovery. Fellow linebacker Matthew McCracken was statistically on DeMarco’s heels with 6 tackles and 6 assists of his own, while the third member of the linebacking core, junior Keegan Wrigley provided an acrobatic interception, along with 4 tackles of his own. Chesterton’s defense stopped the Indians from scoring a touchdown the entire game. The Trojans return to action this Friday night, back at home, against the Crown Point Bulldogs.  Students can buy tickets online or at the gates.  The game will begin at 7pm.