Trojans roar past Cougars 60-18
Evan Hedtke breaks free from a Superior Central defender and cuts behind Josh Logan’s block on his way to a 36-yard touchdown with a pass from Tommy Peltoma (6). It came on 4th and 6 early in the second quarter. Watching in back are Robert Ponchaud (58), Hal Hoenig (65) and Jonah Logan (45).
CRYSTAL FALLS—Except for a little hiccup in the second quarter, Forest Park’s football team got back on track Sept. 15, pounding out a 60-18 win at home against Superior Central.
The Cougars scored all three of their touchdowns in the second quarter but never led, and the Trojan defense effectively shut them down 24-0 in the second half. With the win, Forest Park is now 2-2, both overall and in the Western Eight Conference.
“Overall, we played well,” said FP coach Dave Graff. “But it’s Week 4, and we’re still not there yet as far as where we want to be in terms of execution. We’ve got to continue to get better.”
After taking the opening kickoff, the Trojan offense drove 59 yards to score on a 1-yard run by Nathan Johnson. FP kept the ball on the ground, with Johnson and Calvin Post covering the distance in nine plays. Johnson ran in the 2-pointer for an 8-0 lead.
Superior Central quickly faced 4th and 9 at its own 33 and decided to go for it deep in its end. Not a good gamble, as QB Beau Rondeau got sacked. Trojans ball at the SC 26—Post’s 17-yard run set up Johnson for a 1-yard score. No convert, but FP led 14-0.
Two crucial Trojan penalties helped SC to its first score, a 5-yard run by Roubens Fink on the first play of the second quarter. The drive was kept alive when the Cougars’ punter was roughed and again later by a defensive holding call, giving SC a first down at the Trojan 20.