Meet The Team
The 2012 Maroa-Forsyth Football Team had one of the most memorable and successful seasons in school history! After a 2011 team that looked primed to win the State Championship that year, injuries plagued Coach Josh Jostes’ group, and they came up just short in the semi-finals. The Trojans lost some key players to graduation that spring, but many important pieces returned to pick up right where they left off in 2011. The Trojans also had an addition of three transfer students that all contributed to the team’s success. Coach Jostes immediately asked his players to focus on two internal, team aspects: “DWWD” (Do What We Do) and accept that “pressure is a privilege” (don’t worry about outside noise). This team had all the qualities a coach could hope for. They had competitiveness, positive attitudes and outstanding leadership from their best players; all of which are keys to a GREAT team. When the season arrived, this group was expected to dominate every team it faced on the field. Fortunately, they didn’t disappoint, burying eight of the nine teams they faced in the regular season. In November, the Trojans played Stockton in the 1A State Championship, which turned into an instant classic. The Trojans started off hot, going into halftime up 20 points. The momentum quickly turned in the third quarter, however, as Stockton obtained a four-point lead. Using all the attributes that made this team special, the Trojans were able to overcome this deficit and outscore Stockon 28-0 in the final quarter, bringing home Maroa-Foryth’s 2nd State Championship. This legendary team posted a 13-1 record and boosted the Trojan football tradition forever.