The New Castle Trojans 8th Grade Football lost to a very talented New Palestine team 58-22. Offensively, the Trojans had trouble getting anything going the first half of the game, but at halftime the Trojans made adjustments and was able to move the ball the second half. To start the second half Aiden Bradley connected on a 48 yard touchdown pass to Haidyn Bulmer. Jonathan Eberhart ran for a 58 yard touchdown and Aiden Bradley converted the two point conversion. Daniel Davis then punched one in the endzone for a 6 yard touchdown run. Xander Stansberry converted the two point conversion. Defensively, the Trojans had trouble stopping anything the first half, but made adjustments and did a much better job in the second half. Chloe Vaughn, Michael York, and AJ Sizemore did a nice job on the defensive line. Wyatt Maiden had several tackles. This was a tough loss for the Trojans but we will bounce back and be ready to play next week.
The Trojans were led in rushing by Jonathan Eberhart had 95 yards on the ground with one touchdown. Aiden Bradley ran for 52 yards. Daniel Davis ran for 50 yards with one touch down. Brevan Thrine ran for 8 yards and Xander Stansberry ran for 3 yards. Aiden Bradley completed eight passes on the night for a total of 141 yards. Jonathan Eberhart caught 3 for 62 yards. Haidyn Bulmer caught 3 passes for 55 yards with one touchdown. Daniel Davis caught 2 passes for 24 yards.
The Trojans record is 1-3 and will play Greenfield-Central Middle School next Wednesday, September 19 at home. The 8th grade game will start at 5:30pm. Go Trojans!!!