21.04.2008 klo 14:07
The Trojan 20 to 21-year-olds continued their winning streak in a delayed game last Sunday. Having beat Jyväskylä Jaguars 20-14 in overtime and Vantaa TAFT 40-0, they snatched the victory from Helsinki Roosters, a four-time championship winner this decade, in a whopping 49-0 result.
The touchdown factory was operated by WR Ville Vene and RB Ville Järviö with 3 TDs each and RB Sami Toivonen with one. Ville Vene's and LB Miko Ylikoski's nimble fingers caught Rooster passes mid-air, and DL Jussi Jalonen was credited one particularly astonishing sack.
The Trojans scored touchdowns every drive in the first half. Ville Vene secured a pass and made it to the end zone, paving the way for a victory. The visitors in red jerseys could not penetrate the stone wall of Trojan defense and the 1st quarter witnessed two more touchdowns by Ville Järviö. The third point after by Miko Ylikoski was deemed no good, but the team took back what was rightfully theirs with Sami Toivonen's touchdown and a successful two-point conversion in the 2nd quarter. The 2nd quarter was barely better than the 1st one for the Roosters, as they had to retire for the half time with no points scored and the Trojans 28 points on top.
The Roosters put up a better fight in the second half, but the game was still dominated by Trojans. The home team’s unwavering defense hardly gave the visitors a chance to score, while the focused work of the offense kept on producing more TDs. Ville Vene put the figures to 34-0, but the opponent managed to block the point after try. Ville Järviö scored his third touchdown only moments later and set the score straight with a successful two-point conversion. The 4th quarter was secured for the Trojans by QB Joonas Andersson; his accurate pass found Ville Vene camping out in the Rooster end zone. Miko Ylikoski kicked the ball once more through the posts, setting the final score to 49-0.
The young Trojans are setting a shining example for the big league Trojans, working hard to make the team name synonymous with success. The next home game will be played against Tampere Saints at Impivaara Field on Saturday the 3rd of May, 3:30 pm. You do not want to miss that one.
Adapted from Kari Toivonen's report by Jussi Hakokari
Ville Vene leaving Rooster defense behind.
Ville Järviö is not in the mood for chit chat.
Sami Toivonen in the role of a battering ram. The target is played by Roosters' defenders.
QB Joonas Andersson passing with precision.