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Spring game: what were your impressions of team

With a large crowd on hand, opening night festivities at Trojan Field May 15 took on the atmosphere of a Hollywood gala. ’The atmosphere was incredible,’ Trojan head coach Jason Strickland said. And, by the way, there was some pretty good football on display along with the swanky new stadium. In the first matchup of the evening, the ninth grade team defeated the LCMS Trojans 14-6. Lance and Lawrence Austin, twin sons of LCCHS principal Derick Austin, starred for the LCMS Trojans. The ninth graders were led by Aaron Head and Joe Peters. ’We were really impressed with the effort of both these groups. Those guys tried to hit each other in the mouth. We are very proud of the way they competed,’ Strickland said. In the varsity scrimmage, the Blues defeated the Whites 26-0. Tailback Nick Fambro ripped off two touchdown runs for the Blues. Blue quarterback Maurice Bloodser had touchdown passes of 44 yards and 27 yards to receivers Jarvis Merritt and Desmond Foster, respectively. ’It was a great evening for the opening of the new stadium. The kids were very excited to be playing over there for the first time. We were extremely pleased with the crowd that turned out to watch them perform. We can’t wait to get the season started,’ Strickland said. The Trojans will have little time to rest on their spring laurels. Summer workouts begin June 8. ’With the way the kids worked during the spring, we expect to have a great summer,’ Strickland concluded. What were your impressions of the new stadium? How about the teams? Improvement over last year? Bigger? Stronger? Quicker? More energy? Let us know.

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