Knights Win Final Regular Season Contest
CORWITH – The Graettinger-Terril Knights put a nice finish on their regular season schedule with a 50-12 victory over Corwith-Wesley-Luverne on Friday night. Coach Karlton Hector’s squad have this Friday off with a bye week in the schedule, but barring unforseen circumstances, should be one of the four post-season qualifiers out of Eight-Man District two.
The Knights will have be the fourth seed from District To and would be matched up with the top seed of District One, the Mustangs of Newell-Fonda.
That game would be played at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Newell-Fonda High School.
That scenario could change, depending on the outcome of this Friday’s games. The final post-season determinations will have to wait until later Friday night after approval by the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control.
In Friday’s victory over the Panthers of Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne, the Knights ran their way to the victory, as they rolled over the turf on their way to 294 rushing yards, which were gained off 39 rushing attempts.
The primary weapon in the Knights’ crusade was the running of Trent Lundgren, as he carried the football 15 times in the contest to rack up 125 yards and score two touchdowns. Lundgren’s touchdowns came off runs of 15 and four yards.
Tym Hart had a solid night running the football as well, rushing seven times for 91 yards, while scoring four touchdowns. Hart’s longest scoring run was a 28-yard jaunt.
The Knights also got 28 yards rushing off four attempts from Kyler Dose, while Austin Thompson ran four times to gain 26 yards. Quarterback Blaze Alesch picked up 25 yards and scored a touchdown off his nine carries of the pigskin.
Alesch completed a pair of passes out of six attempts to cover 56 yards, with one pass being picked off.
Ethan Peterson made one pas on the night for a 23 yard completion.
Tyler Dalen collected one of Alesch’s passes for a 36-yard reception and Ethan Peterson caught the other throw for a 20-yard gain. Marcus Girres caught Peterson’s pass for a 23-yard gain in the contest.
On the defensive side of the ball, Tym Hart led the effort with 10 tackles in the contest while Cody Thompson made nine stops. Trent Lundgren had seven tackles and Zach Chicoine came up with six tackles.
Tym Hart and Ethan Peterson both recovered fumbles for the Knights, who end the regular season with a 3-3 mark in the district and 3-5 overall record.