December 10, 2013 > Trojans claim conference title
Trojans claim conference title
Submitted By Mike Heightchew
Milpitas puts together a third quarter comeback to win the Central Coast Section title. The game started off as a real back and forth battle between the Trojans of Milpitas and the San Benito Balers; neither team took control. After an interception by Balers Cody Freitas, followed by a great play by Zach Hicks who took the ball 17 yards on a run to set up a one yard dash into the end zone, the Balers look like they were ready to run away with the game. In the second quarter, the Trojans found themselves on the short end of a 16-14 score.
It was up to the Trojans defense and they stepped up at just the right time when Christian Rita intercepted a pass to stop the Balers at the eight yard line and moved the ball back down the field just as the first half ended. The turning point of the game came in the third quarter when a Balers fumble on a punt return gave the ball to the Trojans on the Balers 36-yard line. The Trojans offense then went to work and Squally Canada started his great night on the gridiron. He took the ball five straight times, and along with some great blocking on the line by his guards, scored and added a two-point conversion to give the Trojans a 22-16 lead.
Trojans Quarterback Ronnie Reed found Canada on a forty-one yard touchdown pass to open a 30-16 lead, but the Balers were not going down without a fight as moved the ball 53 yards.ÊWith great offensive calls, the Balers cut the lead back to 30-23. A Trojan victory was in the works when Christian Rita found himself in just the right place again for his second interception of the night. Squally and Royce Kim then closed the door on the Balers; Canada took the ball 40 yards down the field, then Kim ended the night for Balers with a run into the end zone sealing a 37-23 victory.