Trojans Tame the Wolves

Football team snags first victory with win over Michigan City

William Rinker, Sandscript Author

     Coming off a tough loss against Pioneer High School, the Trojans came back last Friday with a vengeance for a team they hadn’t beaten since 2015. Class 5A #7 Michigan City marched into Trojan Field riding high.  The Wolves held a record of 2-0 after pummeling Warsaw 41-21, and South Bend Riley 55-0 in the first two weeks, fully expecting to do the same to the then-winless Trojans. Throughout the night, the fans were treated to an ongoing chess match between the experienced DAC coaches Phil Mason, coach of the Wolves, as well as Mark Peterson, 8-year coach of the Trojans. 

     Chesterton started off strong with the offense scoring on their opening drive.  The Trojans kept City off guard by following the touchdown with a successful onside kick. Both teams capitalized once more before the half, setting the score at 14-7. 

     Junior running back Colby Bullock, who ran for 24 yards and 1 TD, spoke about the preparation the team put in this week during practice. 

     “We started this season a little slow, but this past week we really stepped up as a team. We need to keep this intensity for the rest of the season,” Bullock stated.

     Coming out of halftime, the Wolves (2-1, 0-1 DAC) were ready for a fight, rushing down the field for another touchdown. After failing to convert the extra point, the Trojans hung on to a narrow lead of 14-13. Chesterton defender Ethan Troy had an incredible one-handed interception to stifle a late comeback attempt from City, giving the offense another chance to extend the lead.

     “They’re a great team, but we practiced hard and were prepared to beat them.” Troy continued.


    Quarterback Chris Mullen passed for 190 yards (10-27) and one touchdown, adding 28 yards and a score on the ground. Protected by his offensive line, which averages 6’2 285 pounds, Mullen was kept safe against the heavy rush. After the game, senior center Kody Farrington was happy about the win, but laser focused on the rest of the season.

    “It was a great win, we worked as a unit and did our jobs. Laporte is our focus now, we’re going to practice hard and get another win,” Farrington concluded.

     The Wolves had one last chance to score late in the game, but turned the ball over with less than a minute on the clock.  Chesterton proceeded to run out the clock, and snagged their first win of the season. This Friday, the Trojans (1-2, 1-0 DAC) get back to it against the LaPorte Slicers (0-3, 0-1 DAC) at 7pm on Kiwanis Field in LaPorte.