State Champions gather for 2018 homecoming, donate $1,000 scholarship

Carson King, Chris Kroeten, Robbie Bathe, Bennet Rustad, Jake McPherson, John Ries, and D’Andre Anya present a check for a $1,000 scholorship to benefit a currnet Trojan Player.
© Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

The 2008 Wayzata Football team was honored prior to the Homecoming game with Eastview on October 5, 2018. Many former Trojans were in attendance, along with their families.

Wayzata Football moms Karen Tarpley, Becky Heflin, have fun with Assistant Director of Activities and Athletics Barb Beise. © Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

The group arranged for a pre-game meal and gathering on the lawn of the Wayzata Football Stadium where familiar faces and names greated each other with brights smiles and hugs.

Carson King, Brad Anderson, D’andre Anya, Robbie, Bathe, and Mark Ludvigson great each other to celebrate 10 years since the State Championship. 
© Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

The team arranged via a GoFundMe page to raise $1,000 for a scholarship for a current Trojan player who chooses to play at the college level. , “The players from the 2008 Wayzata Trojans Football, 5A State Champions, have come together to raise a charitable scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a Wayzata Football player from this year’s team, that has chosen to play football at a college level. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach, Coach Lambert, at the end of season banquet.”

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The Trojans were the first undefeated State Champ in school history, tied the school record with 13 wins, and scored the most points in a single season with 544. The team had the two highest scoring games in school history: 63 points vs. Armstrong & 70 points vs. Burnsville.

The 2008 Trojans avered 45.3 points per game, with an average margin of victory of 46.3 points. Wayzata outscored their opponents 308-33 in the first half. Other notable offensive statistics included the longest punt in school history at 82 yards, and the longest touchdown pass in school history at 98 yards. 

Head Coach Brad Anderson, Running Backs Coach Tim McNiff, and Offensive Line Coach Ty Baker. © Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

Wayzata’s running backs carried 346 times for 2,146 yards, 35 touchdowns, and averaged 6.2 yards per carry.

Defensively, the Trojans allowed 5 touchdowns in 142 possesions, scored 10 touchdowns, caused 57 turnovers, had 57 “3 and outs,” and recorded 54 sacks and 30 interceptions.

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