The Trojans varsity football team wiped out Piedmont Highlanders at CVHS on Oct. 26.
Payton Morgan made 30 carries for 379 yards and five touchdowns in the game.
The game started with a touchdown by running back Morgan rushing the touchdown and scored the extra point right after kickoff. Not much later, the Highlanders tied the game after a long touchdown run leaving a score of 7-7. Morgan then rushed the Highlanders and scored a touchdown and the extra point. The score at the end of the first quarter was 14-7.
At the beginning of the second quarter, Morgan scored another touchdown with the point after the touchdown making the score 21-7. Then, Piedmont responded with a long touchdown run. Four minutes before the end of the first half, Morgan scored yet another touchdown and the point after. The first half ended with a score of 28-14.
Piedmont scored a touchdown at the beginning of the second half shrinking the Trojans’ lead to 28-21. Morgan scored again shortly after and put the Trojans 14 points ahead once again. Five minutes into the fourth quarter, Morgan scored his fifth touchdown and kicker Leikela Lunt scored the point after touchdown increasing the Trojans’ lead to 42-21. Running back Milad Siddiqi scored another touchdown for CVHS but the extra point was blocked. The final score was 48-21.
Defensive end Josh Lozano ended the game with a sack of the Piedmont quarterback.
“It felt really good. That was my second game-ending sack,” said Lozano, a junior.
The seniors on the team were very pleased with the conclusion of their high school football career and their victory over Piedmont on senior night. Senior offensive linemen Matt Tognolini, Lennart Richter, Major Greene and Connor Kincaid played their last game for the Trojans and helped the team rush for 570 yards.
“The best memory of senior year has to be senior night even though we didn’t have the season we expected or wanted to have. We came out and absolutely dominated one last time, giving all of us the best send off from high school football we could’ve hoped for,” said Richter.