Jets soar past Trojans on Homecoming
CRYSTAL FALLS—Just 15 seconds into its Great Lakes Eight Conference matchup against North Central, the Forest Park football team looked poised for a big game.
Senior defensive back Riley Hendrickson picked off a deflected pass on the first play from scrimmage, setting up the Trojans at the NC 20-yard line. Four plays later, quarterback Tommy Peltoma rumbled in from 11 yards out on a fourth-and-one and FP had an immediate 6-0 lead.
But the game turned on a dime right after that. Just over a minute later, NC standout quarterback Noah Gorzinski ran away from the FP defense for a 50-yard touchdown. Four touchdowns later and still in the first half, the Jets held a 38-6 lead and were well on their way to an impressive 52-28 win over the Trojans on Homecoming at Dick Mettlach Field.
Gorzinski was the main culprit as the speedy junior caused nightmares for FP (3-3, 2-1) all night long. He threw for three touchdowns, ran for two more, added an 83-yard kickoff return for a score and picked off three passes.
Hard to play much better than that.
“He’s a great ballplayer,” FP coach Dave Graff said. “They have a few really good ballplayers and we just can’t match their athleticism. Not that we don’t have good players, but our players don’t have that speed to match.”