Trojans fall to CPU

South Tama County now 2-3 after Homecoming loss

Two STC linemen Rudy Papakee (61) and Jacob Collison (30) clear the way for running back Payton Vest Friday, Sept. 25 during the Trojan’s matchup with Center Point-Urbana. Vest ended with 140 yards. Allison Graham/North Tama Telegraph

CP-Who? was the 2020 Homecoming theme. The Center Point-Urbana Stormin Pointers let the Trojans know just who they were to the tune of a 40-14 victory, spoiling South Tama’s Homecoming game.

South Tama hosted the Stormin’ Pointers Friday, Sept. 25 for the final event of Homecoming week.

The Pointers wasted no time and scored on their opening drive.

South Tama responded as Payton Vest broke free for a touchdown from a kickoff return for the second week in a row.

The remainder of the first quarter kept the two teams deadlocked at 7-7.

Kyler Smith (5) celebrates after a big tackle during Friday’s Homecoming game.

In the second quarter however, CP-U got their offense firing as Pointer quarterback Keegan Koppendryer aired it out.

Koppedryer racked up 218 passing yards.

The Pointers scored three touchdowns for 20 points giving them a 27-14 lead going into halftime.

The Trojans put up one more touchdown before the end of the half.

STC quarterback Brayden Smith connected with Gavin Jimenez.

Following halftime CP-U managed to completely shut down South Tama’s offense.

On the flip side the Pointers added to their lead with a touchdown in both the third and fourth quarters.

CPU’s Cole Werner led the Pointers with 126 rushing yards. Joey Metzen had 79 receiving yards.

For STC Smith ended the night with 66 yards. Payton Vest led with 140 yards and Jimenez had 49.

Jake Collison led with 10.5 tackles.

The was the first matchup for the two teams as far as data dates back on varsitybound.com.

South Tama will travel to LaPort City to take on Union (0-5) Friday night. Their final regular game of the season is against Mount Vernon at the Cornell College Football Stadium Friday, Oct. 9.