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September 9, 2009 > Future is bright as Milpitas opens football season

Future is bright as Milpitas opens football season

By Idorenyin Uto-Uko
Photos By Mike Heightchew

The future looks full and bright for the Trojans this season as Jon Fullbright and Ben Pomele punished North Salinas, 42-0, in a labor less season home opener.

The team was hoping to test themselves against the visiting Vikings who are traditionally tops in their league and a strong force in their division of the Central Coast Section.

Fortunately, for the Trojans, traditions are made to be broken. They stiffed the Vikings with a varied array of offensive plays and defensive schemes. North Salinas couldn't pass the Trojans 20-yard line in the first half without being meet by DE Clayton Silva or Ben and Mark Musika.

When the Trojans had the ball on offense everything turned to gold or touchdowns at least. Coach Kelly King's team scored on their first three possessions. Their first went three plays and 91 yards as Fullbright would score twice and Ken London would throw and find Alex Van Damme in the end zone.

Pomele would get on the scoreboard in the second half with some nifty scoring of his own, by scampering across the field with explosive runs and elusive moves. He would have scored in the first half on an 87 yard rush but it was called back for holding. That was perhaps the only thing that went wrong for the Trojans in the first half. London put the Vikings in a fog with over 120 yards passing in the first half alone.

The second half was a carbon copy of the first, as the Trojans would score three more times. It was if the Trojans were "... putting on a clinic," yelled one unidentified fan from the packed crowd.

Prior to the game King stated, "We are looking to see where were at." With over 39 players returning from a divisional championship the Trojans are exactly were they needed to be-on top.

The Trojans will hopefully get a chance to get a challenge from St. Ignatius this Friday at Trojan field. The visiting team from San Francisco is the last of three consecutive home games for the squad before they hit the road for three games. The highly regarded Wildcats beat Bellarmine Prep who eliminated the Trojans from the section playoffs last season.

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