Wayzata vs Minnetonka Football 2018
The Wayzata Trojan’s fought hard in this back-and-forth bout, but came up short to the Minnetonka Skippers. With a total of 5 lead changes in the second half, it took everything the Skippers had to outlast Wayzata. The Trojans came into the game missing #2 Billy Riviere because of an apparent left leg injury, but that did not slow down Wayzata’s passing game as tight end Nicholas Kallerup hauled in a 7 passes for 106 yards and two scores. When talking about Kallerup’s contributions to the team, Coach Brown kept it brief by simply saying, “He’s a stud.” With Riviere out it seems that Kallerup has become the go-to guy for quarterback Keaton Heide.
Overall, the Wayzata offense put together a few nice drives throughout the night, including a 79-yard opening drive that was capped off by a 5-yard touchdown from running back Christian Vasser. The Trojan’s running game was well balanced throughout the night as a few ball-carriers popped off a number of big gains. #4, Christian Vasser, once again led the team in carries but the workload was definitely more distrubted as senior, Alec Underhill and junior, Malaki Jackson, contributed heavily to Wayzata’s ground game.
Defensively, the Trojan’s have some clear adjustments to make. The effort was there, but a few lapses in the secondary, and some sloppy run defense proved to be a contributing factor to last nights loss. However, there were some positive things that the Trojan defense can hang their hat on. Up front, the Trojan’s played well. Totaling a number of sacks and tackles for loss, it was clear that ferocious pursuit of the ball was a goal going into the night.
At the end of it all, the Trojan’s fell just short of what would have been a great team win. As Coach Brown described it, “We just ran out of time.” It is to be determined where the No. 10 Trojan’s will fall in next week’s rankings, but with current No. 1 Eden Prairie’s loss, it is likely that the No. 2 Skipper’s will replace the Eagles at the top of the totem pole. Next week, it will be exciting to see how this Trojan team fares at home as they make their debut opener against the Edina Hornets.