MENDOTA – A school always wants to make its Homecoming football game a memorable one, and the Mendota Trojans sure did in 2021.
The Trojans had another huge offensive explosion and the defense slammed the door on Sherrard on every one of its offensive possessions, and the result was a convincing 60-0 thrashing of the Tigers on Homecoming night at the MHS field on Oct. 1.
The win ran Mendota’s record to 5-1 overall and put it in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2014. One win in any of their final three games will more than likely put the Trojans in the post season.
Mendota ran 56 offensive plays from scrimmage and generated 476 yards, with 454 of those yards coming on the ground. The Trojans had two backs top the century mark in rushing – Uzi Angulo with 147 yards on 16 carries and Anthony Childs with 121 yards in 10 attempts. Quarterback Ted Landgraf added 86 yards rushing. On the other side of the ball, Sherrard ran 40 offensive plays and the Trojan defense gave them just 77 yards.