The Las Animas Trojan Football team traveled to Calhan this past weekend for a scrimmage. The purpose of the scrimmage is for both teams to put their players on the field, coach, teach, and improve both squads in a live-game situation. Afterwards, the hosts generally schedule a cookout and time for the coaches and teams to hang out before departing.

Coach Vigil was very pleased with Calhan’s “very hospitable” reception of the Las Animas Trojans on Saturday. The Bulldogs even gave the Trojans a tour of their school and facilities.

On the gridiron, Caden Morlan led the way for the Trojan ground game scoring a touchdown and finding holes to gain major yardage. Look for Caden to get a majority of the offensive touches this season.

In the air, timing was an issue for Marcus Vigil and his receivers. Vigil did make some noise with his legs on a couple of bootlegs and scrambles.

Defensively, senior Nick Chavez at the middle linebacker spot led the Trojans. Similarly, James Zook shut down any productivity on his end as a defensive end as did Vigil.

The Trojan team is young, often fielding 6 of 8 players as freshmen, and one new face: Cooper Elam. Elam surprised everyone when, as the quietest player on the team, he had two of the “biggest, loudest hits” according to Coach Vigil. These hits sparked enthusiasm of the Trojan squad.

The Trojans don’t take the field until Sept. 6 when they will face Custer County on Jack LaSalle Field at 7 p.m.