Team of the Week: Windthorst Trojans Football – October 6, 2016

The Windthorst Trojans entered as underdogs against the 4-1 Anson Tigers. The Trojans looking for their second win of the season. But capitalizing on a botched opening kick-off, and a Landon Brown pick six gave the Trojans a 14-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game. And then…it was 21-0….setting the tone for the next three quarters at Trojan Field.
“You never expect to get a kick like that, it wasn’t a true on-side kick, it just bounced the right way, and then a pick six, I mean things just rolled from there, we were lucky to have every point,” says Windthorst head coach, Chris Tackett.
Senior wide receiver slash running back slash quarterback Brady Tackett heavily contributed to the win, accounting for five touchdowns. Koy Pennartz also raked in the stats with 153 receiving yards and a score. The moral of the story? The Trojans have multiple weapons emerging at the perfect time.
“Seeing a lot of people move around on offense and defense, a lot of starters that weren’t there at the beginning of the year, they’re definitely starting to get used to it,” says Pennartz.
“I think the kids are just gelling in the roles they play. They know what’s expected of them, and they’re getting comfortable with who’s playing next to them, and that’s not as much in flux as it was earlier in the season. They know who’s around them, and they know how people play,” adds Coach Tackett.
With the win, Windthorst improves to 2-4: A record Coach Tackett believes doesn’t speak to their readiness for district play, “We’ve been thoroughly  tested in pre-district. We’ve played a lot of good teams. We’ve caught some teams with maybe a few injuries, and got a victory, but overall I’m pleased with the work ethic of the kids, and how they come through it. We’re healthy as I think we can be, so we’re ready for district play.”

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