SENIORS LEADING THE 2015 CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS are, left to right, Tristan Eastman and Kirsten Erickson. Coach Lynn Keller stated that the team is working hard gearing up for their first meet on Monday, Aug. 31 at Morris.

Trojans come close, lose opener to Red Rock Central

The Ortonville Trojan football team began the 2015 season traveling to Lamberton to battle the Red Rock Central Falcons on Saturday, Aug. 22. The game was close throughout with Red Rock Central defeating the Trojans, 14-7.

The Trojans took the early lead when senior running back John Anderson scored on a 15 yard touchdown run. Nate Treinen kicked the extra point to make the score, 7-0.

Red Rock Central came back in the second quarter scoring a touchdown and converted the two-point conversion to lead 8-7 at halftime.

The second half was close throughout with the only score by the Red Rock Central defense. The two point conversion was no good as the Falcons led, 14-7.

The Trojans had chances in the second half. Ortonville was moving the football and was deep in Falcon territory when Red Rock Central intercepted a Trojan pass. Neither team would score after that as the Falcons won their season opener.

Leading rusher for the Trojans was John Anderson who carried the ball nine times for 62 yards. Freshman Tyson Powell had three carries for 23 yards and Nate Treinen had seven carries for 16 yards.

Senior quarterback Ethan Streich completed three of nine passes for 39 yards. Nate Treinen also saw action at quarterback, completing three of six passes for 23 yards and one interception.

Colt Scofield was the leading receiver with two catches for 22 yards. Elijah Cloos had one catch for 23 yards, John Anderson had one catch for 12 yards and Hunter Winther had one catch for five yards.

For the game, the Trojans had 163 yards of total offense, 101 yards rushing and 62 passing.

Defensively for the Trojans, Ethan Streich led the team in tackles with 15 (10 solo, five assists). Hunter Winther had 14 (eight solo, six assists), Victor Kellen had 13 (seven solo, six assists), John Anderson had nine (six solo, three assists), Jacob Hoernemann with eight (three solo, five assists), and Nate Treinen with eight (three solo, five assists). Hunter Winther had one sack and fumble recovery in the game.

The Trojans (0-1) will host the defending Class 1A State Champions the Minneota Vikings this Friday, Aug. 28 starting at 7 p.m.

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