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Football: Trick leads to treat for Crown Point over Chesterton

Updated: October 15, 2013 12:41PM



CHESTERTON — Crown Point dug into its bag of tricks on its first offensive play from scrimmage.

The Bulldogs ran a reverse pass play, and Wess Honaker hauled in a 30-yard catch down to Chesterton’s 14.

The surprise set up an 8-yard touchdown run Tristan Peterson, and just like that Crown Point was on its way to a 56-28 victory in a game filled with fireworks.

“While the conference championship might be out of reach, the kids are playing with a lot pride and a lot of heart,” Crown Point coach Kevin Enright said.

Peterson had four touchdowns (one score on a catch, three on rushes) in the win.

The Bulldogs (5-3) used special teams to build on their lead late in the first quarter. Crown Point blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown with 1:49 to go in the first quarter.

Crown Point went back to more conventional pass plays for its next score. Jake Jatis completed passes of 25 and 32 yards to help the Bulldogs reach Chesterton’s 18.

Jatis then found Morgan Kral for an 18-yard touchdown.

Chesterton (3-5) scored late in the second quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run by Cole Teal.

Chesterton stopped the Bulldogs on their next possession. But the Trojans fumbled the punt and Crown Point recovered at Chesterton’s 39.

Jatis threw a short pass to Peterson, who turned it into a 20-yard touchdown as the Bulldogs went to halftime leading 27-7.

Chesterton tried to chip away in the third quarter. First, Teal threw a 34-yard touchdown to Alex Katsafaros.

The Bulldogs came right back. Peterson capped a drive with a 1-yard touchdown. Peterson scored again on a 23-yard run later in the quarter to make it 41-14.

Jon Horvath had a 78-yard touchdown run and Teal completed a 40-yard strike to Jordan Dilosa to get the Trojans within 41-28.

But Jatis found Jacob Kocher for a 38-yard touchdown and Daxter Jones scored on a 3-yard run to put the game out of reach.

“We did some things tonight were we were right on the cusp,” Chesterton coach Mark Peterson said. “… I like our kids, I like the fact that they are going to fight to the end.”



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