football team continued to battle, but didn’t get the desired result.
Crown Point broke
open a 7-7 halftime game and picked up a 21-7 Duneland Athletic Conference
decision over the Trojans on Friday night.
“We played well at
times, but we lacked some consistency tonight,” Chesterton coach Mark
Peterson said. “That can’t happen at this time of the year. We have to be
able to play consistently on every play and put points on the board when we
have a chance to.”
The Trojans took
nearly 6:00 off the clock on the game’s first possession, but were stopped
on downs near midfield.
immediately took the ball 43 yards in nine plays resulting in a six-yard
touchdown run from Tyler Gomez for a 7-0 lead.
“We were moving the
ball fairly well at different times and we stopped ourselves,” Peterson
said. “We have to get the ball in the end zone.”
The game remained
that way until the final minute of the second quarter when Louie Razo capped
off an eight-play, 34-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run. Harley
Lohmeyer’s PAT tied the game.
“We thought there
were some things we could attack on them and we did that,” Peterson said.
“Unfortunately, it resulted mostly in yards and not points.”
Crown Point would
get a pair of field goals from Ben Fidrich and a touchdown reception by
Fidrich to set the final score after the break.
“Our defense hung
tough,” Peterson said. “I’m really encouraged by the things we’re doing over
there. They are really a mash unit right now.”
The Trojan offense
struggled after the break to just 37 yards.
“That’s a good
football team,” Peterson said. “Crown Point does some really nice things
offensively and defensively.”
turned the ball over three times in the loss.
crucial in inopportune times,” Peterson said.
The Trojans finish
the regular season on Friday night when they head to Merrillville to take on
the Pirates. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Crown Point 21,
First Downs 15 9
Total Net Yards 299
Rushing Yards 234
Passing Yards 65 -6
SCORING BY QUARTERS
Crown Point 7 0 3
11 -- 21
Chesterton 0 7 0 0
CP - Tyler Gomez 6
run (Ben Fridrich kick)
C - Louie Razo 3
run (Harley Lohmeyer kick)
CP - Fridrich 20 FG
CP - Fridrich 32 FG
CP - Fridrich 18
pass from Ryan Bolda (Scott Mills run)