Trojans Fall to Kuemper Catholic Knights


Kayla Mauk

Quarterback Chase Mullenix stares downfield to try to find an open receiver.

Connor Church

The Trojans lost a tough game to the Kuemper Catholic Knights. The Knights were coming off of a loss against Denison, so the Trojans knew that they would be in for a tough game against the Knights. There was also better positioning for a chance at the 2-A playoffs on the line.

The Trojans got the ball to start the game but were forced to punt. Kuemper got the ball and threw for an 86-yard touchdown, gaining some momentum. The Trojans knew that they had to respond, but were forced to punt again. The Trojan defense got a stop and gave the ball back for the offense. The Trojans were forced to punt again.

Kuemper got the ball back and they drove down the field to score a touchdown, making the score 0-14. The Trojans knew that they had to respond on this drive so they drove the ball down the field and scored a touchdown to make it 7-14.

The Trojans had gained some momentum, but it was halted by another touchdown scored by Kuemper. The Trojans were forced to punt again but Kuemper regained the ball and scored a touchdown. This made the score 7-28.

Another punt from the Trojans allowed the Knights to get the ball back but they failed to pick up a fourth down conversion, which gave the Trojans a chance to put some more points on the board before halftime. However, the clock ran out before they could do so.

The second half started with three straight punts, which took time off the clock. This meant that the Trojans would have no choice but to go for it on the fourth down. They failed to get a first down on the Knights’ 26-yard line, which gave Kuemper good field position. The Knights took advantage of the field position and scored a fifth touchdown.

On the next drive, the Trojans failed to move the sticks on their fourth down. Kuemper took advantage of this, and scored another touchdown, making the scored 7-42. On Atlantic’s next drive, quarterback Chase Mullenix ran for a 13-yard touchdown. Kuemper kicked a field goal after the Trojan touchdown making the final score 14-45.

The Knights had a total of 495 yards of offense, while the Trojans had 265. Chase Mullenix led the team with 143 passing yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions. He also led the team in rushing, with 101 yards. Senior, Logan Reilly led the team with 63 receiving yards.

The Trojans look to rebound after a tough loss, as the play OABCIG this Friday, at the Trojan Bowl for homecoming. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.