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La Porte Drops Football Opener to New Prairie

(New Carlisle, IN) - Football got started a day late for the La Porte Slicers, who traveled to New Prairie for their season opener Saturday night.  It was Senior Night at Amzie Miller Field, but the game belonged to first-time head coach Casey McKim and a couple of sophomores. 


On their first possession, New Prairie drove the ball 54 yards, scoring on a 3-yard pass from Ian Skornog to sophomore receiver Dallas Ryans.  La Porte got off to a rough start with an interception on their first play from scrimmage.  New Prairie scored in the second quarter on a six-play 58-yard drive.  Sophomore running back, Noah Mungia, found the end zone on a 17-yard run just before halftime to put the Cougars up 14-0.  Penalties negated La Porte's only two big gains of the first half.


In the third quarter, New Prairie took to protecting their lead.  The Cougars got the penalty bug, backing them into a fourth and 41 situation.  But the Slicers could not capitalize on the good field position.


The rest of game was a defensive grind.  In the fourth quarter, La Porte forced a fourth down takeover, but threw another interception on the very next play.  New Prairie then fumbled the ball right back to the Slicers.  In the end, though, New Prairie's offensive line was able to run out the clock with their consistent ground game.


So, the Milk Jug Trophy will stay at New Prairie for another year, as they prepare to visit Culver next week.  La Porte will prepare for their home opener against Penn, in a game that will be heard on 96.7 The Eagle.


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