Trojan football falls short against Davenport North

The Trojans fell to the Davenport North Wildcats 23-10 on Sep. 17.

Camille Gretter, Online Managing and Sports Editor

The Trojan football team was back in black for their second home game of the season. With a young and fresh new roster, the team is still settling in to the changes. West played a tough game against the Wildcats from Davenport North, and lost 23-10.

Before facing a knee injury, Nate Gudenkauf  ’22 had two solid kick returns in the first half. In the first quarter Gudenkauf made a return to West’s 49, and in the second quarter another one to Davenport North’s 48.

Senior kicker Matt Jetton helped the team in the first half of the game with a 29 yard field goal, giving the Trojans three points to end the first half. Although the Wildcats were up by 10, the Trojans came back in the third quarter with a touchdown run from Mason Applegate ’22.

With the score 16-10 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Trojan nation was hopeful for a close game to the Wildcats. But, with a touchdown from Davenport North, the score-gap raised to 23-10, with that being the final score of the game.

During halftime, future West High marching band members from Northwest performed alongside the Trojan marching band, the infamous drumline and the West High Poms.

Next week, the Trojans will travel across the Iowa river to cross-town rival City High for the annual Battle for the Boot.