Plymouth resident Norm Okerstrom trains people on how to perform CPR and use an AED and is part of the Heart Safe Plymouth program. His passion for training people to learn lifesaving techniques comes after his son, Teddy, suffered cardiac arrest as a 16-year-old at a Wayzata football practice 13 years ago. Teddy survived. To date Okerstrom has helped train more than 7,000 residents in lifesaving techniques.
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Trojans find redemption in 2022 having lost to STMA earlier in the season and in the playoffs last year
The Knights scored first on a 28 yard pass and catch from Knight QB from W. Barthel to C. Luongvan early in the 1st quarter.
Wayzata answered early in the 2nd as Trojan QB Cole Heilbrun found wide receiver Ford Griffith in the end zone to make it 7-7.
Two field goals by place kicker Nate Stueve had Wayzata up 13-7 at the half.
Wayzata scored on a Deyon Loveless 4 yard TD run late in the 3rd to make 19-7.
In the first play of the 4th quarter, Heilbrun threw the ball 39 yards to Tyler Milkes for an unbelievable touchdown to make it Wayzata 26, STMA 7.
Both teams would score later in the 4th, with the final score Wayzata 33, STMA 13.
Running back Deyon Loveless rushed 32 times for 230 yards and 2 touchdowns in the contest. Cole Heilbrun complete 10 passes on 18 attempts for 169 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ford Griffith caught 5 passes for 112 yards and a TD. Tyler Milkes has 1 catch for 39 yards and a TD.
Defensively, the Trojans were led by Chase Ullom who had 11 tackles, Andrew Westermeyer with 7, Noah Rychlik with 7, Noah Regan with 5 and an interception, and Keyaundre Watkins with 3 tackles and a sack.
On special teams, kicker Nate Stueve made 3 extra points and 2 field goals.
The Trojans (5-4) travel to Rosemount (9-0) on Friday to take on the the #1 seed Irish.
Deyon Loveless scored 3 touchdowns, 2 rushing and 1 receiving
Your Wayzata Trojans football team traveled to Farmington last evening to take on a pesky Tiger team.
Wayzata allowed a Farmington touchdown on the first possession, as Tiger QB Josh Berreth found wide receiver Brock Wyandt in the end zone to make it 7-0 early in the first.
Wayzata fumbled the ensuing kickoff, giving Farmington a short field and the Tigers capitalized as Jonathan Shrum rushed for a 5 yard touchdown to make it 14-0 midway through the 1st.
Wayzata responded in four plays as Trojan QB Cole Heilbrun hit speedster Tyler Milkes in stride for a 50 yard touchdown scoring play to make it 7-14 in favor of the Tigers.
In the 2nd quarter, Heilbrun found Wayzata running back Deyon Loveless open for a 25 yard pass completion for touchdown to make it 14-14.
Loveless would score two more TD’s in the game, one for 10 yards and one for 81 yards, making the final score Wayzata 27, Farmington 14.
Wayzata will start Section play next week.
Seniors savor last home game as Trojans win all facets of contest
After a scoreless first quarter, your Wayzata Trojans (3-4) were able to start hitting on all cylinders as they beat the Blaine Bengels (3-4) in a lopsided contest Friday evening at the Wayzata Football stadium.
Junior running back Carter Olson scored a 3 yard rushing touchdown to put Wayzata on the board 6-0 early in the 2nd quarter.
Junior quarterback Cole Heilbrun connected with senior wide receiver Ford Griffith on pass completions twice for touchdowns in the 2nd quarter–the first a 25 yard gain and the second for a 28 yard gain as time expired to make it 21-7 at the half.
Wayzata scored on the first possession of the 3rd quarter as Deyon Loveless finished the drive with an 11 yard scamper to the left to make it Trojans 28, Blaine 7.
Wayzata added insurance touchdowns with two successful drives in the 4th quarter. The first was a pitch and catch from Heilbrun to speedy wide receiver Tyler Milkes for 43 yards. The 2nd touchdown drive was capped with another 11 yard Deyon Loveless touchdown to make it Trojans 42, Blaine 7, final.
Defensively, the Trojans pitched a near shutout, with the only score by Blaine a questionable call as Bengal receiver Matthew Plankers never seemed to securely possess the ball after QB Frank Daniels threw it to him. Regardless, the defensive unit stopped Blaine all night long.
Cole Heilbrun completed 15 passes on 21 attempts for 228 yards and 3 touchdown completions.
Deyon Loveless rushed 16 times for 149 yards for a 9.3 yard average and 2 touchdowns. Carter Olson carries 13 times for 51 yards for a 3.9 yard average and 1 touchdown.
Ford Griffith caught 4 passes for 102 yards and 1 touchdown. Tyler Milkes caught 7 passes for 85 yards and 1 touchdown. Ford Griffith caught 4 passes for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jack Simon caught 1 pass for 7 yards.
Chase Ullom had 11 tackles, Andrew Westermeyer had 4 tackles, Noah Rychlick had 4 tackles, Keyuandre Watkins had 3 tackles, Adam Cherne had 3 tackles, and Cameron Cortright & Noah Regan had 2 tackles.
The Trojans move to 3-4 on the season with a chance to play at Farmington (1-6) next week.
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If you have been following Jack Simon and the Wayzata Football team this season you probably heard about him fighting cancer.
Simon and his teammates were recognized by the Minnesota Vikings for being a Hometown Hero–having raised over $9,000 during a fundraising campaign for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund while fighting his own battle against Stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphona.
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Deyon Loveless and Omar Madkour rushed for 399 yards and 6 touchdowns in Wayzata’s win over the Eagles
After two losses to Champlin Park and STMA, Wayzata’s football team was hoping to bounce back to .500 at the Homecoming game held Friday, September 23rd at Wayzata Stadium.
The Trojans got right to work with two touchdowns in the 1st quarter, the first a 15 yard scamper to the left by Deyon Loveless and the second a 9 yard sweep to the right. Wayzata failed to convert the PAT in both cases and led at the end of the 1st 12-0.
Loveless scored his 2nd touchdown of the night in the 2nd quarter on a 1 yard dive, and N. Stueve added the PAT to make it Wayzata 26, Totino-Grace 0 at half.
Wayzata continued to dominate with another Loveless TD to open the 3rd quarter making in Trojans 26, Eagles 0.
Omar Madkour scored his first touchdown of the evening on a 7 yard gain to make it Wayzata 32, Totino 0.
On the ensuing kickoff, S. Johnson would return the ball 98 yards for Totino’s only score of the evening making it Eagles 7, Wayzata 32.
Wayzata put the exclamation point on the game as both Loveless and Madkour would score an additional touchdown each to make Wayzata 45, Totino-Grace 7, final.
Another interesting play included a long pass completion from Cole Heilbrun to Jack Simon that was called back on a phantom offensive pass interference call.
Defensively the Trojans were excellent; DB Alex Hart tipped an Eagle pass and Keyuandre Watkins was able to scoop up an interception.
Wayzata travels to Centennial (2-2) next Friday. The Cougars lost 24-17 to Maple Grove last week.
STMA outplayed the Trojans who fall to 1-2 on the season; Totino Grace (1-2) up next
Our Wayzata Trojans football team traveled and fell to STMA last weekend. It was a game the Trojans believed they could win heading into the contest.
One bright spot for the Trojans was the passing game, as QB Cole Heilbrun completed 20 passes on 34 attempts to gain 260 yards and a touchdown. Heilbrun connected with 6 different receivers including 7 pass completions to Ford Griffith for 116 yards.
Early in the contest it looked like the Trojans would be in control during the whole game as Will Ronning and the Wayzata defense would sack Knight QB Colton Demarais early and often.
Wayzata would threaten to score first, but a deflected pass from Trojan QB Cole Heilbrun to TE Charlie Tomczik would be intercepted and Wayzata would not convert from inside the Knight 5 yard line.
Consequently, the Knights would score first as running back Conner Luongvan would dive for a 1 yard TD to put STMA on the scoreboard first. The point after attempt was not converted making it Knights 6, Wayzata 0 midway through the 2nd quarter.
Carter Olson scored a 4 yard touchdown run for Wayzata and Nate Stueve added a PAT to make it Trojans 7, Knights 6 late in the 2nd quarter.
As time expired in the first half, STMA’s Colton Demarais hit a streaking Brody Odlund for a 46 yard pass completion for touchdown. , The Knights would also complete a two point play after touchdown to make it STMA 14, Wayzata 7 at the half.
STMA scored once in the 3rd quarter on a quarterback keeper by Demarais and an extra point making it 21-7 Knights headed into the 4th.
STMA’s Sam Anderson rushed for a 90 yard touchdown making it 28-7 for the Knights midway through the 4th.
Wayzata marched down the field and scored on a Heilbrun to Tyler Milkes touchdown pass and completion to bring Wayzata closer, Knights 28, Trojans 14.
An additional Wayzata drive and 1 yard TD run by Carter Olson made it STMA 28, Wayzata 21 to conclude the game. Olson finished with 22 carries for 91 yards and 2 TD’s with a 4.1 yard per carry average.
The Trojans will host Torino-Grace this Friday for the Homecoming game. The Eagles have been outscored 68-34 in their 3 games so far, and are averaging 5.7 yards passing and 21.7 yards rushing per game.
Defensively Chase Ullom led Wayzata with 12 team tackles, Keyuandre Watkins had 7, as did Nelson Kukowski.
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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.
CCX Media: “The Wayzata football team expects to be in the mix as one of the state’s top Class 6A teams again this fall. The Trojans finished 8-3 a year ago, losing a close game to St. Michael-Albertville in the state quarterfinals. The team returns ten starters from 2021, seven of them on defense. Among the key players returning for Wayzata are linebackers Chase Ullom and Noah Rychlick, defensive backs Alex Hart, Andrew Westermeyer and Zach Boutwell, and wide receivers Eli Lenort and Ford Griffith. Wayzata opens the season at Roseville September 1st.”
Your Wayzata Football Trojans traveled to Blaine to take on the Bengals in Section 6A play. While the team played some of their best football of the season, the Bengals scored 4 touch downs in the 3rd quarter and that was the difference. Watch the video for highlights and interview with Coach Brown.