The Wayzata Trojans started the season strong with a 21-12 win against the Rosemount Irish. First game jitters were in full effect early as the Trojans struggled to get quality production on both offense and defense. As the game developed, Wayzata found their rhythm and were able to settle into their roles and execute.
The Trojan’s offense capitalized on big-play opportunities, scoring on a 55 yard bomb from Keaton Heide to Connor Hale. Tight ends, Billy Riviere and Nicholas Kallerup also racked up a few nice gains on deliveries from Heide. The Trojan’s ground game started off a little shaky but once junior back, Christian Vasser, found his footing he was able to total up 84 yards as well as a crucial second-quarter touchdown from a yard out.
Defensively, the Trojans were solid. Totaling 3 interceptions, a pair snagged by senior corner Jacob Beeninga and a 45 yard pick-six by defensive lineman Joe Demro, it was clear that the secondary came in with a ballhawk mentality. The Trojan’s need to make some improvements on both sides of the ball heading into week 2, but the mindset and will to win is present, which is a great sign for this rising program.