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Knights Fall To Laurens-Marathon

By Staff | Oct 7, 2008

GRAETTINGER – Penalties and untimely turnovers would combine with the strength of Laurens-Marathon in a 44-15 loss for the Knights. The setback gives Graettinger/Terril a mark of 2-2 in dstrict play and 4-2 mark overall on the season.

However, the campaign gets tougher this Friday as they head to an old rival, West Bend-Mallard, for the Wolverines’ Homecoming contest.

The tenth-ranked Laurens-Marathon Chargers from Graettinger/Terril after the Knights opened the game with a 25-yard field goal by kicker Morton Utoft.

The Chargers quickly ushipped their offense and went to work, using turnovers and penalties to their advantage to build a 20-3 lead by the midway point of the second quarter, but the Knights would battle back.

Quarterback Cody Dyhrkopp kept the ball for a 40 yard run to score, but Graettinger/Terril trailed by a 20-9 margin after the conversion failed.

Laurens-Marathon would exploit their speed and passing game in the second half, picking up a pair of long touchdown pass plays to slip out of the Knights’ grasp.

Dyhrkopp would score the final touchdown for the Knights off a one yard dive to start the final quarter to cut the margin to 28-15, but the Chargers added two more scores in the final period to take the 44-15 final triumph.

Graettinger/Terril got 102 yards rushing on 15 carries from Drew Skattebo, while Dyhrkopp had 51 yards on 10 carries and Jake Hoffman rushed 12 times for 48 yards.

Dyhrkopp was just 2-of-8 passing for 43 yards.

Kass Schany caught one pass for 37 yards and Drew Skattebo had one catch for six yards.

The Chargers had 164 yards through the air to just 125 yards on the ground.

“We had turnovers and penalties that we haven’t had this year,” said G/T coach Karlton Hector. “We didn’t play our best game.”