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Trojans defeat the Lake Roosevelt Raiders 14-8 in first home game of the season

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The Trojans came away with a big win (14-8) against the Lake Roosevelt Raiders at their first home game of the season. (Photo courtesy of Manson Trojans Football Team)

A long-awaited first home football game of the season was finally played at the Manson Athletic Complex on Monday, Sep. 11, 2017. The Manson Trojans varsity team played a stellar game to beat the Lake Roosevelt Raiders 14-8.

“The story again tonight was defense,” Coach Joey Johanson reported. “After allowing a touchdown and 2-point conversion in the first quarter, the defense locked down and shut the Raiders out the rest of the game.”

Defensive Coordinator Scott Meyers and Assistant Coach Bill Thompson fired the players up all game long. Lake Roosevelt became frustrated with the Trojan’s ability to fly to the ball.

The Manson Trojans get ready to take on the Lake Roosevelt Raiders at the Manson Athletic Complex on Sep. 11, 2017.(Photo courtesy of Manson Trojans Football Team)

“The defense played so well as a whole that it is hard to single one player out above the rest,” Coach Johanson said. “Caden Beazley and Ty Charlton did great work on the corners and all the linebackers and defensive line took care of the rest.”

Final Score:

Manson 14, Lake Roosevelt 8

                                 1st     2nd    3rd    4th

Manson                  0        0       14     0

Lake Roosevelt     8        0       0       0

The Manson Trojan team listens closely to Coach Joey Johanson, Defensive Coordinator Scott Meyers, and Assistant Coach Bill Thompson. (Photo courtesy of Manson Trojans Football Team)

“I hate to play the same record, but I’m proud of how we played as a team tonight,” Johanson stated. “The family atmosphere continues to grow with this team. We truly believe that if everyone does their job we will continue to have success. The senior leadership continues to shine through.”

Offensively, the Trojans were able to have success throwing the ball, and Bailey Cameron kept them honest on the ground. Bailey put in work with 25 carries.

“That is quite a load for a high school running back to carry, but Bailey proved ready for the task,” Johanson said. “Lake Roosevelt came in with the game plan to double team Eduardo Escalera all night, and we are very fortunate that we have some players that can step up when given the chance. Joe Strecker and Fernando Flores had huge games receiving and look to continue to be an important part of this offense.”

He continued, “Congratulations to the Manson Trojans on another big win. It is truly an honor to coach this team and be a part of the Manson community.”

“Congratulations to the Trojans on another big win,” said Coach Johnason. (Photo courtesy of Manson Trojans Football Team)

Passing Stats:

  • Avery Thompson 9 completions on 16 attempts, 175 yards, 2 TD

Rushing Stats:

  • Bailey Cameron 25 carries for 68 yards
  • Eduardo Escalera 6 carries for 33 yards
  • Joe Strecker 4 carries for 19

Receiving Stats:

  • Eduardo Escalera – 2 receptions for 51 yards
  • Joe Strecker – 3 receptions for 71 yards 1 TD
  • Fernando Flores – 4 receptions for 53 yards 1 TD

This Friday, Sep. 15, the Trojans will travel to Soap Lake to square off with the Eagles. 

(Submitted by Coach Joey Johanson)

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