Tosa West's Purifoy, big plays spark 35-15 win
Senior RB runs for 232 yards, 3 touchdowns
It took the Wauwatosa West football team a half to get going, but when it did, there was no looking back for the Trojans in a 35-15 win over an improved Grafton team.
West (2-0) fell behind 12-0 and trailed 15-14 at halftime, but then the Trojans scored on three big plays to blow out the Blackhawks, 21-0, in the second half.
"I think we're going to be a big-play offense," coach Matt Good said. "We practice those plays. It was fun to watch when the kids did what they are supposed to do."
Trailing, 15-14, Grafton had just stopped the Trojans, when Zach Veit when back to punt on the opponent's 43-yard line. Veit took the snap, watched the Blackhawks turn and go down field to block and then took off on his own on an 18-yard romp to get a crucial first down.
"That's a coach's kid, making a coach's kid's play," Good said of Veit, whose father, Ben, was a former West coach. "Zach's a very intelligent football player. He saw something and took advantage of it.
"You want your seniors to take advantage of something they see and make big plays, and he did that, and that's a credit to him."
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