Football: CP defense stifles Michigan City
By Will Culbertson Post-Tribune correspondent October 12, 2012 11:44PM
Updated: November 14, 2012 3:12PM
MICHIGAN CITY — It was senior night at Ames Field but the hometown fans left disappointed as Michigan City fell 13-3 to Crown Point.
The Bulldogs (6-3, 4-3 DAC) only scored 13 points but that was all they needed. Crown Point dominated the time of possession thanks in part to junior tailback Tristan Peterson. Peterson carried the ball 19 times for 123 yards.
“Offensively, we didn’t have our best night,” CP coach Kevin Enright said. “But Tristan ran the ball hard and I have to give credit to the (offensive) line that helped give him the holes to run through.”
The Bulldogs got on the board in the first quarter when quarterback Jake Jatis hit Tyler Smith for a 22-yard touchdown pass. Then in the fourth, the junior signal caller added some insurance when he found Zach Plesac for a 6-yard score.
“Jake’s been solid all year and he’s a student of the game,” Enright said.
Jatis flashed deadly accuracy, finishing 20-of-26 for 207 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
On offense, the Wolves were unable to capitalize on turnovers. Quarterback Ryan Washington struggled all night, finishing 2-of-16 for 40 yards and two interceptions.
It appeared the Wolves were going to explode offensively when Anthony Lemon connected with Marquis Martin on a 60-yard bomb to start the game. Michigan City (2-7, 1-6 DAC) settled for a 35-yard field goal by Erik Stevenson.
The Wolves wouldn’t score for the rest of the game.
“You know, the kids fought hard and I’m extremely proud of the defense,” said Wolves coach Michael Karpinski.
The Wolves will have to pick up their play heading into next week’s sectional matchup with Chesterton.
Said Karpinski: “No question they’re (Chesterton) good, but I think we’re a little bit of a different team since last time.”