TROJAN SENIOR TANNER ARNDT accounted for both scores in the Trojans 57-12 loss to Verndale on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Arndt rushed for a score and connected with Nate Treinen on a touchdown pass in the loss. The Trojans will begin Section play tonight (Tuesday) when they travel to Canby to face the Lancers starting at 7 p.m.


Trojans lose to Verndale, will travel to Canby tonight

The Trojans were looking to extend their winning streak last Wednesday, Oct, 15 when they traveled to Verndale for their regular season football game against the Pirates. However, the Pirates jumped out to an early lead and went on to defeat the Trojans, 57-12.

The Trojans found themselves down 20-0 before quarterback Tanner Arndt connected with Nate Treinen on a 13 yard touchdown pass. The extra point was no good.

Verndale would add another score before Tanner Arndt scored on a five yard touchdown run. The extra point was good to make the score 27-12 at halftime.

The second half was all Verndale as they would score 30 second half points while holding the Trojans scoreless for the win.

The Trojans had 151 yards of total offense in the game. Senior quarterback Tanner Arndt was 10 of 21 passing for 86 yards and one touchdown. Nate Treinen was the leading receiver with four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown. Riley Thompson had three catches for 38 yards. Jackson Athey, Colt Scofield and Robert Wood each had one reception.

Leading the Trojans ground attack was Austin Haas with six carries for 43 yards. Jackson Athey had four carries for 28 yards and Tanner Arndt had 13 carries with one going for a touchdown.

Defensively, the Trojans were kept busy on the night. Senior Riley Thompson had 20 tackles ( 15 solo, five assists), Hunter Winther had 16 tackles (12 solo, four assists), Austin Haas 13 tackles (seven solo, six assists), Ethan Streich with 13 tackles (eight solo, five assists) and Jacob Hamann with nine tackles (six solo, three assists).

The Trojans finished the regular season with a 3-5 record, while the Pirates finished with a 7-1 record.

The Trojans will now enter the Section 5A, eleven-man playoffs tonight (Tuesday) as the #6 seed and will travel to Canby to face the Lancers who are the #3 seeded team in the Section. Game time is at 7 p.m. A complete grid is found elsewhere in this section.


 
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