Trojans Homecoming Game Hard Fought, Loss to State College Heartbreaking

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CHAMBERSBURG, PA (Sept. 21, 2019) — The Trojans put up a valiant effort in their Friday night homecoming game but couldn’t quite keep up with State College’s Little Lions.

Both teams managed field goals by the time halftime rolled around, tying the score at 3-3.

Unfortunately for the Trojans, they couldn’t quite keep up with the Little Lions through a full four quarters, losing 27-17.

In the third quarter, the Little Lions opened up the game with a scoring drive. The Trojans responded with their own scoring drive, tying the game at 10-10.

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Going into the fourth quarter again tied, State College managed a field goal after a solid defensive stop by the Trojans, bringing the score to 13-10.

The game blew wide open on the Trojan’s next possession. Brady Stumbaugh threw his second interception of the night, which the Little Lions capitalized on, only needing three plays to bring the score to 20-10.

Both teams scored touchdowns again, but the Trojans could just not overcome the lead the Little Lions had built up.

Trojan Stadium on Homecoming game night. (Courtesy CASD Superintendent Dr. Dion Betts)
Trojan Stadium on Homecoming game night. (Courtesy CASD Superintendent Dr. Dion Betts)

Looking at Some Stats

Brady Stumbaugh had just nine completions on 20 attempts, a touchdown, three interceptions for 132 yards, a 45% completion rate, and 6.6 yards per attempt.

Keyshawn Jones had a touchdown and 23 rushing attempts for a total of 93 yards which netted him a solid four yards per carry.

Other notable stats:

  • Sam Vessah’s three catches for 48 yards.
  • Terrell Williams’ two catches for 64 yards and a touchdown.
  • Tyler Luther’s three catches for 11 yards.
  • Keyshawn Jones’ single catch for nine yards.

The Trojans also suffered from eight penalties which cost them 72 yards.

Despite the final score, the Trojans were truly competitive in this game. The Little Lions capitalized on mistakes made by the Trojans’ offense, which dug a hole too deep to get out.

The Trojan’s next game is next Friday at 7 p.m. against the Cumberland Valley Eagles.

Homecoming Royalty

At halftime, Montiona Thomas and Jesus Espinosa were selected as Homecoming King and Queen. Their court is made up of Sydney Schmus, Layne Kimple, Ashlyn Bothe, and Camaryn Ellis, Angel Santos, Javier Sanchez, Terell Willliams and Tyeshawn Worell.

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