|SCORE BY QUARTER||1||2||3||4||OT||Final|
In a rain-soaked night, the Dwight Trojans fell 43 – 11 to the state 3rd-ranked Seneca Fighting Irish in a game played at Oughton Athletic Field in Dwight Friday night.
The visitors from Seneca scored early in the first quarter on a 39 yard run by Asher Hamby and Nate Othon’s point after kick was good. Dwight answered with a 36-yard Angel Martin field goal and the first quarter ended 7 – 3.
The Irish took over in the 2nd period and posted two touchdown scores on runs by Nathan Neal (57 and 44 yards) and a third by Paxton Giertz (25 yards), bringing the halftime score to 27 – 3.
Seneca continued their attack in third, adding touchdowns on a 15-yard run by Hamby and a 25-yard dash by Sam Kleich. Both 2-point conversions were good and the lead stretched to 43 – 3.
Dwight rounded out their scoring on a 34-yard pass in the third quarter from Conner Telford to Seth Robertson good for 34 yards. They added on two on a Telford pass to Dylan Crouch and cut the lead to 43 – 11, but that was as close as they could get.
Crouch led the Trojans in rushing with 29 yards on 10 carries. Telford was good on 14 of 17 passes, for a total of 158 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. Joey Starks led in receiving, pulling in 5 passes for 77 yards.
The Dwight Trojans hope for a play-off berth will come down to its final game against Ottawa Marquette (6-2) at home next Friday, October 20. From the Chicagoland Prairie Conference, Seneca and Ottawa Marquette have already qualified for post-season play.
|3 Conner Telford||8||22||2.8||20||0|
|22 Seth Robertson||4||6||1.5||6||0|
|5 Caiden Nelson||3||4||1.3||6||0|
|21 Dylan Crouch||10||29||2.9||13||0|
|24 Ayden Roff||5||3||.6||6||0|
|3 Conner Telford||17||14||158||1||44||1||0||125.0|
|1 Drew Anderson||3||2||5||2.5||5||0|
|22 Seth Robertson||3||3||42||14.0||34||1|
|5 Caiden Nelson||1||1||13||13.0||13||0|
|21 Dylan Crouch||2||2||13||6.5||8||0|
|11 Joey Starks||6||5||77||15.4||44||0|
|24 Ayden Roff||1||1||8||8.0||8||0|
Chicagoland Prairie Conference Standings
|Peru (St. Bede)||4||2||5||3||34||270||201|
|Dwight [Dwight/Gardner-So. Wilmington Coop]||4||2||5||3||29||270||162|
|Melrose Park (Walther Christian)||0||5||0||7||34||2||216|