Fred Main/News Centerburg’s Hayden Sutton (23), Tyler Boales (21) and Andrew Waddell (hidden) celebrate what proved to be the game-winning touchdown run by Seth Belt, right, during the fourth quarter of Friday’s game against Utica. The Trojans won, 19-14.
Fred Main/News Utica’s Mack Marston stiff arms Centerburg defender Donnell Marshall (25) away during a run in their football game Friday at Utica. Centerburg scored late to pull out a 19-14 victory.

CENTERBURG — When a young squad faces some adversity, a coach never knows what to expect.
Centerburg football coach Andy Colella found out Friday that his young Trojan squad may just have what it takes inside to make things happen again this year.

The Trojans, down 14-13 to Utica midway through the fourth quarter, dug deep and came up with a 19-14 victory over the visiting Redskins in the season-opener for both teams.

“This (win) was huge. The kids believed and never quit,” said Centerburg coach Andy Colella. “We kept our composure when things started to go south. … We kept fighting and did not give up.”


Fred Main: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



Previous Story


Rules: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don’t attack other commenters personally and keep your language decent. If a comment violates our comments standards, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member.