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Windthorst too much for Petrolia to handle, 47-18


It didn’t take long Friday night for Petrolia to realize it was going to have its hands full with Windthorst. The Trojans scored on the Pirates three times in the first quarter alone, en route to a 47-18 win.

Down 21-0, Petrolia had one gleaming moment in the opening quarter when Brandon Shipley returned a Trojan kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown, 21-6.

The Pirates managed to strike again on a kickoff, this time with Will Morath carrying the ball 101 yards. Morath had another big run in the fourth quarter, a 54-yard touchdown jaunt.

Petrolia failed on all of its extra-point attempts.

Matthew Pittman scored twice for Windthorst in the first quarter, on runs of three and four yards, followed by a 14-yard touchdown pass from Chandler King to Dylan Chambers.

The Trojans scored two in the second quarter, on a two-yard Derek Mankins run and a three-yard run from Brett Hemmi.

Jose Sanhez scored from four yards out in the third, and Cody Kreimer scored on an eight-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Petrolia managed a paltry 115 yards total offense, carrying the ball 19 times for 61 yards, and completing five of 10 pass attempts for 54 yards. Windthorst racked up 419 yards total offense. The Trojans carried 54 times for 342 yards, and completed six of 14 attempts for 77 yards passing.


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