10.07.2007 klo 21:32
The Trojans played against the Helsinki Wolverines on Monday but there really was nothing to write home about the game. After the Trojans lost Johnell Wyatte in the first minutes of the game it was curtains for the Trojans. Defensively the Trojans managed to hang on with the Wolverines quite well but the offense could not move the ball effectively enough. Andrei Kipahti scored a rushing TD for the Wolverines in the second quarter but the extra point went wide. Near the end of the second quarter the Wolverines QB Bart Zemanek widened the gap by rushing another TD for the Helsinki team. This time the PAT kick was good.
The third quarter was scoreless but in the last quarter things started to happen. The Trojans offense had a brief moment of success and got also some substantial help from the officials. The Trojans' drive was about to stop in the Wolverines 30 yard line but the visiting team got a penalty from roughing the passer. In the next play QB Ryan Mitch ran himself almost to the end zone. The referee spotted the ball in the one yard line from where Mitch rushed it to the end zone in the next play.
The extra point kick would make the score 7-13 and give the Trojans little hope but that did not happen. The snap was just a little too low and it took a fraction of a second too long from the holder to set the ball up so the Wolverines defenseman managed to block the kick. To make things even worse, Sam Williams from the Wolverines picked the loose ball from the field and ran it to the Trojans end zone. Suddenly it was 6-15 for the Helsinki team.
For the rest of the game the Wolverines ran the ball and it seemed that 6-15 would be the final score but no. When it was only 11 seconds in the clock and the Wolverines were letting the clock run down the Trojans took a time out giving the Wolverines time to play one more play. And they did, and they scored a TD making the final score 6-22.