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Williamsburg offense overwhelms South Tama
September 8, 2017

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"Williamsburg is a good team. They are well coached. They do a good job. Their up-tempo offense; we can't prepare for that," said head coach Nate Doran after Friday's fall to Williamsburg.

The South Tama Trojans travelled east to the home of the Williamsburg Raiders for their second game of the season. The Raiders pulled out an impressive 49-13 win over the STC Trojans.

Doran knew they were going to be fast but wasn't quite prepared for the end results. The Raiders leading running back Gage Hazen-Fabor racked up a total of 273 rushing yards.

"We weren't ready for (the up-tempo offense)," said Doran. "We knew they were going to run it but in practice we don't have enough guys to do that. We can't prep it the way they do. We can't make it look the same. That was huge. Keeping our guys on the field like that. It's tough. Our guys were gassed. They were going two ways. Most of them going not just two ways but doing special teams as well. Kids being gassed was tough. I know it's not an excuse but it is what it is."

What really hurts the Trojans is the numbers or lack of numbers on the STC roster. The Trojans currently have 31 on their roster however, nearly half of that total has been unable to play at this point of the season.

Despite the loss there were positives for the Trojans to take away. Colton Vest had an overall good performance. He led in rushing yards with 48, scored the Trojans 13 points, and was second in tackles (8). Senior Mario Moncada led the defense in tackles with 9. Brady Fritz led in receiving yards with 47. Each week the coaching selects a player who receives "The Hammer." The hammer award goes to the hardest worker.

"Vest again obviously did his job. Tanner (Walz) did his job, Keith Keahna, Brady Fritz. I can't complain. Nick Ryan did some good things. I have to say Josh Thiessen and the guys defensively they had a horse. Ben Subbert was a monster and it was tough for them to prepare for somebody that size and that caliber when we don't have that person for them to go against in practice. It's tough to get them prepared that way. But it's something we will learn from. The beauty of this game is that it doesn't matter. It's not a district game so we will move on to Charles City next week with a new game plan. We try to go 1-0 and that's what we are going to do."

The Trojans will be at home tonight to take on Charles City (1-1). The last meeting for the two teams in 2016 resulted in a sudden death overtime in which the Comets came out with the 28-27 victory.

STC Stats

Passing: Lane Koch 7-20 for 111 yards

Rushing: Colton Vest 10-48, Tanner Waltz 13-33, Jesus Wanatee-Romero 5-23, Garrett Arp 4-15, Mario Moncada 2-8, Cole Savage 1-2, Lane Koch 4- -20

Receiving: Brady Fritz 4-47, Tanner Walz 1-25, Colton Vest 1-21, Keith Keahna 1-18

Scoring: Colton Vest 13 points

Tackles: Mario Moncada 9, Colton Vest 8, Garrett Arp 6, Gabe Backen 4, Brady Fritz 4, Nick Ryan 4, Tanner Walz 4, Josh Thiessen 2, Keith Keahna 2, Ben Drummer 2, Dallas Horne 1, Lane Koch 1, Cole Savage 1, Jesus Wanatee-Romero 1, Larry Werner 1

PAT Kicking: Colton Vest 1-2

Kick Offs: Mario Moncada 2-98, Colton Vest 1-43

Punting: Nick Ryan 4-142

Kick Off Returns: Brady Fritz 5-84, Colton Vest 1-22, Tanner Walz 1-17

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