Coming into Week 5, the one-win Dwight Trojans were in a must-win position as they hosted the three-time winner Watseka.
    “Watseka is a good football team but they hadn’t played somebody like us. We wanted to control the line of scrimmage and run the ball effectively,” DTHS head coach coach Luke Standiford said.
    The Trojans dominated time of possession and controlled the line of scrimmage to pick up their second victory of the year, 23-6, in a Sangamon Valley Conference tilt at Oughton Field Friday night.
    Senior workhorse Logan Graham (195 yards on 27 carries) opened the game fielding the kickoff at the 15-yard line and slicing 25 yards to put the Trojans in strong field position. He took five consecutive handoffs picking up 52 yards along the way to set up JC Santos for a 22-yard field goal at 7:28 in the first. It would be the only score of the half.
    The rest of the first quarter bogged down as both teams turned the ball over on downs on drives into enemy territory. Watseka threatened in the second, driving inside the Dwight 10 as senior quarterback Anthony Quinn (11 for 20, 144 yards, 2 interceptions) directed the Warriors downfield and was assisted by three DTHS penalties.
    Then things got strange.
    With first-and-goal at the Dwight nine, the Warriors were hit with a holding penalty. The Trojans stopped a run and Chris Bement sacked Quinn for a 10-yard loss.
    The Warriors were penalized again for holding, driving them all the way to their 43. Then a false start made it third-and-goal from the 48. produced an 8 yard reception. After an eight-yard gain Watseka punted to the Dwight 1.
    Graham (2-for-2 passing for 18 yards) was able to get some breathing room working at QB, finding Chris Bement for 17 yards only to punt the ball five plays later.
    Watseka tailback Justin McTaggart (16 carries, 40 yards) fumbled on the first possession of the second half and the Trojans capitalized with a 38-yard drive ending with a 2-yard scoring run by Graham. Santos kicked the extra point to stretch the lead to 10-0.
    “They were sending pretty much everybody at us and our line did a good job of picking that up,” Standiford said. “Without that, Graham doesn’t get those yards. We made some adjustments to get to the outside and had success.”
    Quinn answered with his own quick drive, hitting Jason Bunting for 32 yards and again for 10 to set up a 1 yard QB sneak at 4:29 in the 3rd. The extra point was wide right to leave Dwight up 10-6.
    Graham fumbled the ball back to Watseka on the first play from scrimmage at the 20 yard line and it looked like the kind of mistake that had doomed Dwight the last two weeks. Instead, Cade Enerson picked off a Quinn pass in the end zone to end the threat. The two possessions totaled 10 seconds combined.
    Dwight put together a nine-play drive that was capped by another Graham score. The highlight of the drive was a 25-yard run by Carson Crouch that featured crunching downfield blocks by Graham and Bement. Santos converted his second PAT of the night to put the Trojans up 17-6.
    Bement (6 catches for 56 yards) added an 11-yard touchdown catch from Colton Holm late in the fourth to seal the victory.