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CHS Football falls at Pioneer

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The Chesterton football team isn’t backing down.

The Trojans dropped a week one decision to Class 4A No. 1 Hobart and fell 20-16 to Class 2A No. 2 Pioneer on Friday night.

“We know we are going to play great competition in the DAC, so why not play great competition all year,” Chesterton coach Mark Peterson said.

The Pioneers opened the scoring when Brock Robinson broke loose up the middle for a 95-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion was good for an early 8-0 lead. Robinson rushed for 156 yards on 25 carries.

“Pioneer executes really well and we had some miscues offensively and defensively,” Peterson said. “That was the difference in the game.”

The Trojans answered back in the second quarter as Chris Mullen scored on a two-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed, cutting the Pioneer lead to 8-6.

After a defensive stop, Chesterton put together another drive that resulted in a 24-yard field goal from Jackson Syren that gave the Trojans a 9-8 halftime lead.

Colby Bullock pushed the lead to 16-8 early in the fourth quarter with a five-yard TD run. Syren added the point-after-touchdown.

Pioneer responded with a 29-yard scoring scamper by quarterback Cayden Hill to cut the lead to 16-14. And following a Trojan fumble, Hill found Ezra Lewellen for a 23-yard TD pass on 4th-and-3 with 2:50 to play for the game-winner.

“Having an opportunity to play in week 2 was nice,” Peterson said. “A lot of teams didn’t get a chance to do that and we have a great nucleus of kids that are just getting better. We’re excited to get into DAC play on Friday.”

Chesterton opens DAC play on Friday night when they host Michigan City beginning at 7 p.m.

Pioneer 20, Chesterton 16



Chesterton 0 9 0 7 -- 16

Pioneer 8 0 0 12 -- 20


P -- Brock Robinson 95 run (2 pt conversion good)

C -- Chris Mullen 2 run (2 pt conversion failed)

C -- Jackson Syren 24 FG

C -- Colby Bullock 5 run (Syren kick)

P -- Cayden Hill 29 run (2 pt conversion failed)

P -- Hill 23 pass Lewellen (2 pt conversion failed)



First Downs 22 13

Rushes-Yards 247 291

Passing 9-23-1 1-3-1

Passing Yards 83 37

Total Yards 329 328

Penalties-Yards 3-21 1-5

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0


RUSHING -- CHESTERTON, Pickering 16-93, Mullen 14-66, Bullock 9-51, Westmoreland 2-37. PIONEER, Brock Robinson 25-156, Lewellen 15-91, Hill 12-70.

PASSING -- CHESERTON, Mullen 9-23-0-1. PIONEER, Hill 2-4-1-1.

RECEIVING -- CHESTERTON, Bullock 4-32, Cunningham 2-25, McElfresh 2-19, Mochen 1-7. PIONEER, Lewellen 2-37.


Posted 8/31/2020




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