Mark Peterson got his first real look at the Trojans Friday night against
Lafayette Jeff and left with both feet firmly planted on the fence.
“We had a very
scripted offense coming into the scrimmage and we stuck to it,” Peterson
said. “We saw some specific things that we wanted to see and we had some
really bright moments.”
The Trojans got an
18-yard run from Avery Beeks on their first possession and a 32-yard pass
play from Garritt Slatcoff to Matt Estill.
“We got inside the
10-yard line on our first possession, but you have to come away with some
points,” Peterson said. “As young as our offense is, we have to continue to
get better. I thought Garritt did a pretty good job for us and we got some
good runs out of Avery (Beeks) and Tyler (Gillespie).
“We got into the
hole pretty well and they can make people miss in the open field. There were
some things to build on there.”
On the Trojans
second possession, Slatcoff hit Estill from five yards out for Chesterton’s
first touchdown. Slatcoff finished 6-of-11 through the air for 55 yards.
Estill caught two passes for 37 yards.
“Matt Estill showed
us what we thought he was capable of in terms of catching the football,”
Peterson said. “He made a great catch for a touchdown and a couple other
really nice plays.”
On the Trojans last
possession, Slatcoff found Max Benoit for 10 yards and a score.
“In our last
possession, we got some other people involved,” Peterson said. “Max Benoit
stayed in there and got free in a scramble-setting to catch a touchdown
pass. Garritt is doing a good job of finding open people and spreading the
Trojans forced one turnover on an interception by Jovon Davis as Lafayette
Jeff scored four touchdowns.
had some really bright moments from Luke Finke and Josh Chorba,” Peterson
said. “They are going to be solid and do some nice things from us. Garrett
Walker did a good job on the defensive line tonight.
“We do have some
things to work on. We have to stay disciplined and not overflow. Generally,
there were some things we defended well.”