No. 9 Crown Point 37, Michigan City 29 | Tristan Peterson runs for four touchdowns

Workhorse Peterson guides C.P. over City

2013-10-18T21:45:00Z 2013-10-19T01:38:07Z Workhorse Peterson guides C.P. over CityMatt Douthett matthew.douthett@nwi.com, (219) 933-4194 nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT | Tristan Peterson brought his lunch pail and his hard hat Friday night. The Crown Point senior running back was ready to go to work.

The epitome of a workhorse, Peterson ended his night with 41 carries for 204 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Times No. 9 Bulldogs to a tough 37-29 win over Duneland Athletic Conference foe Michigan City.

“Everything has been picking up week by week,” Peterson said. “We've been working hard and everybody's been getting better offensively and defensively. Offensively, (the line) opened up some huge holes and were making blocks.”

Peterson made his impact early, scoring on touchdown runs of 3, 26 and 2 yards while amassing 123 yards on 18 carries in the first half alone.

“He's a senior who has played a lot of football for us,” Crown Point coach Kevin Enright said. “We expect to give him the football when the game is on the line and ride him as long as we can. Tonight was a big night for him.”

His rushing attack helped the Bulldogs (6-3, 4-3 DAC) amass 16 first downs in the first half and keep Michigan City's defense on the field for long stretches.

“Coming into the game, we knew Michigan City had some explosive players and could score at any time,” Enright said. “We wanted to limit the opportunities they had and control the clock as best as we could.”

One of those explosive players is Marcus Horton, who ran for a 41-yard touchdown early in the first quarter and caught a late two-point conversion pass from quarterback Ryan Washington, which capped City's scoring.

With Crown Point leading 37-14 with four minutes left in the game, Washington found Logan Kaletha for a 16-yard touchdown, before taking one in himself about a minute later, but the Bulldogs survived the scare from City (2-7, 0-7).

Washington passed for 243 yards to lead the Wolves offensively.

“There's no quit in these kids,” Michigan City coach Michael Karpinski said. “I feel good about our football team going into sectionals.”

Crown Point will face rival Lake Central in St. John to open up sectionals next week, while the Wolves will host Michigan City on Nov. 1.

 

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