November 28, 2017 > Trojans pull off dramatic victory
Trojans pull off dramatic victory
Submitted By by Mike Heightchew
TheÊMilpitas Trojans left the semi-final Central Coast Championship tournament with a satisfying andÊdramatic 33-20 victory on November 24th. In an exciting game that was up for grabs right up to the last play, the Trojans now move on to the championship in Salinas on December 1st.
The game between the Trojans and Menlo-Atherton Bears (Atherton) began with great defense by the Trojans, resulting in a pass interception that led to a touchdown. It appeared that momentum was with the Milpitas squad, but the Bears would not go quietly. Both teams fought hard for every yard and a determined Bear offense responded with a touchdown of their own, resulting in a tie score (7-7) at halftime.
An explosive third quarter by the Trojans gave them a commanding 21-point lead but the Bears were not to be denied easily and came roaring back, resulting in only a touchdown of separation. An on-side kick recovery gave the Bears the opening they needed but the Trojans defense made the play of the game as they took the ball back, and with 39 seconds left on the game clock, were able to run it in for a touchdown to seal the victory.