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Knights Dissapate Thunder In League Victory

By Staff | Sep 30, 2008

GETTIN’ HELP FROM THE LINE - Graettinger/Terril’s Jake Hoffman gets room to run from his offensive linemen, including Dalton Park (42) and Kyle Brown (73) during action against Twin River Valley on Friday night. Hoffman would run for 140 yards and score a touchdown in the Knights’ 44-6 win over the Thunder. The win gives Graettinger/Terril a 3-1 mark in District play and 4-1 overall mark on the season. -- Jane Whitmore photo

GILMORE CITY – The Knights of Graettinger/Terril reversed roles and rained on Twin River Valley’s Thunder Friday night, stealing a 44-6 win over the Thunder in Class 1A District Two action. The win improves Graettinger/Terril to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in district action.

The Knights took command of the game after a brief scare on the opening play, when the Thunder recovered a fumble, but Graettinger/Terril managed to come back quickly and control the game from there on.Graettinger/Terril saw the clock run continuously for the final 14 minutes of the contest, after they had taken a 35-0 lead and would score once more before the Thunder erased their goose egg late in the contest.

Graettinger/Terril got touchdowns from Jake Hoffman, Drew Skattebo and Jeremiah Andrews from rushing, while touchdowns came through the airways off catches by Kass Schany, Beau Craig and James Tatman.

Quarterback Cody Dyhrkopp would complete six of 10 passes for 79 yards and the three touchdowns. Kass Schany had four catches for 60 yards, while Beau Craig had a 10 yard catch and James Tatman had a nine yard catch.

Jake Hoffman would rush for 140 yards off 17 carries, while Drew Skattebo added 94 yards off 12 carries. Cody Dyhrkopp and Jeremiah Andrews both had five rushes for 33 yards each in the win.

The Knights also added a 34 yard field goal to the effort, as Morton Utoft booted the kick with :04 to go in the first half of play.

“We played another very solid football game in all aspects,” noted GT Head Coach Karlton Hector. “Our defense has played exceptionally well the last two weeks, only giving up 13 total points in two games. Offensively, our line has been playing really well.”

The Knights will host Laurens-Marathon Friday night.