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Washington Twp Rolls Past The Mustangs of Triton

Friday, October 27, 2000

By Bob Wankel
SJSports Student Correspondent

Triton came into their Homecoming Game against the Minutemen of Washington Township as the clear underdog. The feeling before the game for Mustangs was that they were up for this one and they were going to surprise a lot of people. Coming off two brutal back to back losses, Triton wanted to put the same respect back into the program that it had last year.

It was a defensive battle early. The score remained locked at 0-0 until the last play of the first quarter, when running back Mike D'Andrea scampered into the endzone with the first of his three TD's on the night. Lawson then added the extra point and Township took the 7-0 lead.

In the second quarter, Triton was able to move the ball effectively, but just couldn't put anything on the board. Meanwhile, D' Andrea and the Minutemen extended their lead to 28-0 at the half.

In the second half, Quarterback Bill Grinovics replaced Brian Yackle. He found a wide open Rich Maunz for Triton's first and only score of the night. Maunz had four catches and was Triton's key offensive player of the night.

The key players for Washington Township were Kevin Williams, Von Bryant, Mike D'Andrea, and the kicker Lawson. For the Mustangs, Yackle, Grinovics, Pierce, Williams, Maunz, and McLaughlin. Credit goes to the Triton offensive line as they help up pretty well against a tough Township defense.

The Stangs' didn't play all that badly, and it wasn't as bad as the score suggests, but in the end Triton drops another tough one by the final 34-6.

Photos by Art Redd

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