Trojans Face Michigan City

Chesterton falls short to the Wolves in heartbreaking fashion

Brody Mehling, Editor of Sports

Friday, September, 2 the Chesterton Football team faced Michigan City in a hard-fought loss. The Trojans fell behind 7-0 quickly in the first quarter but didn’t let that discourage them. They bounced back to score 13 unanswered points in the second quarter.
After halftime, the Wolves and Trojans went back and forth with Michigan City going up 14-13 in the third. Going into the fourth quarter, the tension was high. Chesterton scored a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to gain a 21-14 lead. Michigan City then scored a touchdown to tie the game up.
With the game tied, the Trojans received the kickoff, and after 4 downs, were forced to punt. The Wolves worked their way downfield and with less than a minute left, kicked a field goal to put them up 3. The Trojans got the ball back and unfortunately were unable to score. The final score of the game was 24-21 with the Michigan City Wolves emerging victorious.
Despite the disappointing loss, Junior Quarterback Sebastian Boswell had a tremendous game. In his first varsity start, Boswell threw for 257 yards and had 2 touchdown passes. Boswell shared his thoughts about his opportunity to start.
“It felt pretty surreal,” Boswell said, “It was a cool feeling,”
Boswell wasn’t the only Trojan who had a great performance. Senior receiver Bryce Thoma had 126 yards with 117 coming from receptions. Thoma also had a 48-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter to spark Chesterton’s scoring run.
Senior Running Back Ethan Troy showed that he could catch just as well as he can run. He had 127 yards with 72 of those coming from catches. The highlight of his night was a 70-yard touchdown catch to put the Trojans ahead going into halftime.
Chesterton Varsity Football is now 1-2 but looking to set their record even this Friday at Valparaiso. The game will be held at Valparaiso High School and will begin at 7:00 PM. If you are free, come out and support the Trojans.