The Troy Trojans Middle School Football team traveled to Wathena on September 22 to face off against Riverside Middle School’s seventh grade team.
The final score was 44-6 in favor of the Trojans. #4 Jace Johnson performed well at the wide receiver position as he picked up more responsibilities this game. #20 Reed Wampler (WR) also stepped up, seeing a lot more playing time as he improves every week. #22/72 Don Nelson (DL) put in a tough performance against Riverside’s linemen who were much bigger than him.
The victory puts Troy’s record at 4-0. The Trojans travel to Centralia on September 29.
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The Troy High School Homecoming week is based on the theme “rulers of the seas,” with features of the sea being utilized throughout the week. One day of Spirit Week is designated for students to dress like a sea creature, while another calls for students to dress like a castaway.
The candidates are Paityn Engemann, Anna Fleek, Cayley Grable, Keely Jasper, Boden Benitz, Kemper Clary, Reagan Hartman, and Jerrit Norris. The crowning will be at 6:30 p.m., before the Friday night game, September 30, against Maur Hill.
There are a number of Spirit Week activities in which the public can take part. The public can attend the bonfire on Monday, September 26, at 8:30 p.m. at the 4H grounds. The powderpuff football games are Wednesday, September 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the high school football field. Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. students will be participating in the window washing activities on Main Street.
To end the Spirit Week activities, the pep rally will begin at 2:45 p.m. Friday, September 30, in front of the court yard. The rally will feature a candidates’ activity, cheers, and the pep band, all following a parade to Main Street from the school. The public is encouraged to attend.
The excitement comes to an end that evening with the crowning of the queen and king and the game itself, followed by the annual dance.
Paityn Engemann is the daughter of Justin and Allisha Engemann. She has been active in basketball and softball for four years, achieving 2nd team All-League and All-State Honorable Mention in basketball and 1st team All-State and 2-1A Pitcher of the Year in softball. She has also been involved in STUCO for four years, National Honors Society for three years, and volleyball and cheer for two years. She has served as class president for four years. She has committed to playing softball at the University of Central Arkansas. She will pursue a degree in Biology with a minor in Business. She then plans to attend dental school and an orthodontic residency.
Anna Fleek is the daughter of Bill and Jill Fleek. She has participated in basketball for four years, volleyball for three years, cheer for two years, and softball for one year. She has been a member of the National Honors Society for three years. She has also been involved in FBLA for two years and has served as class vice-president for two years. She plans to attend the University of Kansas to major in Biology, and then continue to become a physician assistant.
Cayley Grable is the daughter of Jeremy and Nicole Grable. She has been involved in basketball and softball for four years and volleyball for three years. She has also participated in National Honors Society and FFA for three years and FBLA for two years. She has served as her class vice-president for two years. She plans to attend Kansas State University to major in athletic training and rehabilitation, and then go on to achieve her doctorate in physical therapy.
Keely Jasper is the daughter of Derek and Lacey Jasper. She has been active in basketball for four years, volleyball and cheer for three years, and track for one year. She has also been involved in National Honors Society for three years and STUCO, FBLA, and FFA for two years. She plans to attend a four-year university to pursue a biology degree, and then continue to chiropractic school.
Boden Benitz is the son of Tyler and Tracie Ferris and Zachary and Linda Benitz. He has played football, for which he has been awarded All-League Defensive Back, 2nd team All-League Receiver, and All-State Defensive Back Honorable Mention, for four years. He has also played basketball for four years and baseball for two years. He is undecided about his post-secondary path.
Kemper Clary is the son of Patrick Clary and Jessica McNett. Has been involved in football, for which he achieved 1st team All-State and 1st team All-League, for four years and track for two years. He plans to become a Gunner’s Mate in the Navy and travel the world.
Reagan Hartman is the son of Joe and Amy Hartman. He has participated in football for four years and has been honored as an All-League Linebacker. He has played baseball, for which he achieved All-League Catcher twice, for four years and basketball for four years. He plans to attend a university and major in pre-physical therapy.
Jerrit Norris is the son of Jim and Lindsay Norris. He has participated in football for four years and has achieved All-League honors for two years and All-State honors for one year. He has also been involved in basketball, for which he has received All-League honors for two years and All-State honors for two years, for four years. He has been a member of T-Club for four years and track for three years. He plans to further his athletic career while majoring in business management.
The Troy Trojans Middle School football team hosted the Onaga Buffaloes on Thursday, September 8th.
The Trojans won the game 30-14. #10 Colt Jensen (RB) scored two touchdowns on the ground. #50 Malique Doss (OL) impressed during his time on the offensive line. #12 Lane Hartman (TE) had multiple long yardage catches.
The Trojans improve to 2-0 and will host the Axtell Eagles on Thursday, September 15th.
Pic 1: #10 Colt Jensen makes the tackle.
Pic 2: #15 Riley Grable runs around the right side.