CENTERBURG — The Centerburg Trojans (3-2, 1-1 MBC), lifted by quarterback Tyler Stoyle’s five touchdown passes, got their season back on track with a much-needed 42-21 victory over the visiting East Knox Bulldogs (3-2, 1-1 MBC) in Mid-Buckeye Conference football action on Friday evening.
“Our team has had two tough weeks,” said Centerburg coach Jim Stoyle. “We had to tweak and correct some of the things that we weren’t doing well. We needed this. We needed to come back home and take care of what we could control.”
For the East Knox Bulldogs, it was a familiar story as they were bitten by the penalty bug in the first half. On their first possession of the game, it appeared that Bulldogs running back Dylan Wears had broken off a 50-yard run to give his team a first down inside the 10, only to get the play called back on a holding penalty. Two plays later, Centerburg’s Jeremy Sesma picked off a pass from East Knox quarterback Cody Howard, giving the Trojans the ball at the Bulldogs’ 44.
“That really hurt us,” said East Knox coach Calvin Hatfield. “We need to handle adversity better and we didn’t do that.”
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