Trojans celebrate junior tight end Jack Simon as he receives word his cancer is in remission
Head Coach Lambert Brown was all smiles after the game on Thursday evening for two reasons.
First, the Trojans had just cruised to a season opening victory against Roseville. Second, and more importantly, junior tight end Jack Simon had received word earlier in the day that his cancer is in remission. “The best part of the night, and the biggest was the reality that Jack Simon found out that he was cancer free tonight.”
Brown continued, “Football is awesome, but for Jack to have all these amazing people in his life and for him to have such influence on all those people, that’s what it’s really all about–all those people cheering at the end and the excitement for Jack and Jack’s fight. That is 100% the most important thing tonight.”
The stirring tribute from coach to player capped a strong night for the Trojans as Wayzata scored early and often against the Raiders.
Junior Carter Olson rushed for a 1 yard touchdown to put the Trojans on the board early in the first quarter.
Senior Noah Rychlick and the Trojan defense sacked William DeVries and made Roseville punt their first possession from deep in their own territory.
Moments later junior quarterback Cole Heilbrun would toss a 38 yard touchdown completion to Eli Lenort to make it 14-0 with 5 minutes remaining in the first.
Trojan senior place kicker Nate Stueve added a 32 yard field goal to make it 17-0 early in the contest.
Cole Heilbrun hit Eli Lenort on a slant from midfield and Lenort raced past the Raider defense for a 50 yard touch down pass completion as it was all Wayzata early.
Roseville would answer with a 40 yard touchdown completion from QB William DeVries to junior wide receiver Collin Lutz to make it Wayzata 24, Roseville 13.
The Trojans responded as junior wide receiver Tyler Milkes would take the kickoff to the house for a 90 yard touchdown return behind the blocking of the kickoff team to make it Wayzata 31, Roseville 13 in the 3rd.
From there it was all Wayzata as the Trojans would add 3 more rushing touchdowns from Carter Olson, Omar Madkour, and Deyon Loveless.
Commenting on the game, Coach Brown was largely pleased with the performance, “Our line played well. Cole Heilbrun threw the ball well and our receivers did a good job. Our running backs, we had a bunch of guys running the ball hard. Our defense really did a good job of stepping up, responding, and finding ways to get off the field against some really good football players. It was a fun night and we are going to enjoy it.”
Wayzata is back in action at the home opener hosting Champlin Park on September 9th at Wayzata Stadium. CP lost to Woodbury 21-7 in their opening contest.