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Trojan rush too much for Pirates

Petrolia freshman Jake Edgemon pulls away from Windthorst's Logan Veitenheimer on Friday.

Petrolia freshman Jake Edgemon pulls away from Windthorst’s Logan Veitenheimer on Friday.

Petrolia struggled against an overwhelming Windthorst running game Friday night, falling to the Trojans 63-7 for a homecoming loss.

The Pirates are 1-4 for the season, and will take this week off.

The Trojans racked up 357 yards rushing in four quarters, and completed 10 of 15 pass attempts for another 183 yards offense.

On clock-eating drives, Windthorst scored on runs of one and seven yards in the first quarter. Windthorst added three touchdowns in the second — on runs of five and four yards, and a 45-yard pass — to take a 35-0 lead at halftime.

The Trojans struck again in the third with a one-yard pass before Petrolia could get on the scoreboard.

Pirate quarterback Dane Williams found Jake Edgemon open for a five-yard touchdown pass. Williams’ extra-point kick was good for a 42-7 score.

Windthorst added one more touchdown in the third, and two in the fourth quarter.

Williams completed 11 of 26 pass attempts for 159 yards and one interception. Four of his passes went to Edgemon, who led Petrolia’s receivers with 112 yards. Williams led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 74 yards.

On Friday, Sept. 19, Petrolia suffered a 64-33 loss to Chico.

In the first half alone, the two teams combined for 55 points as Chico held a 35-20 lead at halftime. Chico added 29 points in the this quarter and Petrolia scored 13 in the fourth.

Edgemon put Petrolia on the score board, scoring on an eight-yard pass from  Williams. Edgemon added a 65-yard kickoff return for the Pirates and Williams scored on a five-yard run to close the half.

Jadon Lane took a 46-yard Williams pass into the end zone in the fourth, followed by a Williams run to cap the scoring.


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