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The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The Atlantic Football Team Captains, Karen and Mike Pence, and the Perry Team Captains stand on the Trojan Head before the coin toss.

Pence Flips the Coin in Trojan’s Favor

Genevieve McCalla, Editor October 10, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence visited Atlantic last Friday to do the coin toss at the football game against Perry. Followed by his wife and his team, he flipped the coin tails-up, giving the Trojans...

The Trojan offense lines up during their game against Glenwood.

Trojans Battle Huskies Under the Lights

Claire Pellett, AHS Needle Lead Editor September 14, 2023

There’s lots of school spirit as Homecoming week continues but amidst the activities and fun, we sometimes forget that our very own football players are preparing for one of the biggest games of the...

Coach Brummer talks to his team in the post practice breakdown. The team was 5-4 this season. There were 21 seniors on the team.

Take a Closer Look at the Head Football Coach

Marissa Wheeler, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

The Atlantic head football coach has experienced highs and lows throughout the 2022 season. Joseph Brummer has been head coach of the Atlantic Trojans for two years but has been coaching for seven years....

The football team poses for a picture with their state-qualifying banner. This is the first time in 18 years the Trojans qualified for state.

Football Win Qualifies Trojans for State

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor October 28, 2020

The Trojans won a home game against the Des Moines Christian Lions Friday, Oct. 24 with a score of 21-0. This is the first time in 18 years the Trojans qualified for state. They will take on the West Marshall...

Sophomore Jayden Proehl runs the ball. This was the Trojans first varsity game in the new Trojan Bowl.

Trojans Trample the Tigers

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor October 14, 2020

The Trojans won against the Red Oak Tigers 42-0 on Oct. 9. This is the Trojans first homecoming game win in two years. Junior Garrett McLaren scored three touchdowns, threw 95 yards, and 80% of his throws...

Senior Bodie Jonson celebrates during the football game against Clarinda. After the game against Shennandoah, Jonson said, “It was an amazing experience with my teammates, but we’re not satisfied yet.” 

Trojans Secure District Title

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor October 6, 2020

The Trojans won against Shenandoah 28-0 on Oct. 2, securing the district title. The Trojans haven’t won the district title since 2002. “We didn’t score the first half, but during the second we really...

Sophomore Caden Anderson gets ready to throw a pass downfield against Underwood.

Coaching Throughout COVID-19

Tanner O'Brien, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

With the 2020-2021 sports seasons in full swing on restrictions for COVID-19 are making it more difficult for coaches and players. Atlantic Middle School football coach Connor Larson said, “We have to...

The Trojans huddle up while preparing for the next play.  The Trojans are currently 3-1.  Grant Sturm had four interceptions last Friday night.

Trojans Keep the Winning Streak Against Clarinda

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor September 22, 2020

The Trojans took the win against Clarinda 7-0 at Glenwood on Friday night. Sophomore Caden Anderson threw 167 yards. Senior Bodie Johnson rushed 51 yards and senior Collin Mullinex received 77 yards. Anderson...

The Trojans huddle in during the game against Underwood to devise a plan. The boys will play the Cardinals in Glenwood on Sept. 18.

Trojans Set to Play in Glenwood

Molly McFadden, Editor September 16, 2020

The home football game set for Sept. 18 against the Clarinda Cardinals has been moved to Glenwood due to the incompletion of the Trojan Bowl. Face coverings will be required for all students and are expected...

Colten Tasto catches some air at Friday nights game. The Trojans kicked off the season in Underwood.

Trojan Football Kicks Off the Season

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor August 31, 2020

The Trojans lost 39-0 on Friday night in Underwood. Garrett McLaren threw 82 yards. Ayden Brown rushed 13 yards, and Collin Mullinex received 51 yards. Grant Sturm received 49 yards. The Trojans had 7...

Junior Colin Mullenix sprints up the field. Mullenix finished the season with five touchdowns.

Season Finale Win for Trojan Football

Connor Church, Editor October 29, 2019

The 2019 Trojan football team went out in style against the Red Oak Tigers this past Friday. The Trojans were looking to win their season finale, and they did just that in a clean shutout of the opposition. The...

Senior Tyler Moen takes it to the house against Creston earlier in the season. Moen has played football all four years of high school

Trojans Fall to the Falcons

Connor Church, Editor October 7, 2019

The Trojan football team was defeated by the OA-BCIG Falcons this past Friday. The Trojans were looking to go 2-0 in district play. It was OABCIG's Homecoming. The Trojans got off to a fast start, as they...

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