White Squad Edges Black Shirts In E-Hawk Scrimmage
The annual pre-season sports drink scrimmage was a win for Emmetsburg – at least the white shirts – as they claimed a 14-13 win over their black-shirted teammates in the two-quarter scrimmage. The annual pre-season scrimmage gives E-Hawk Head Coach Mike Dunlap a final look at players in positions prior to this Friday’s season opener against Spencer.
The White shirts, guided by quarterback Brandon Elbert, struck first with 7:17 to go in the first period of their scrimmage when Elbert found Erik Drost for a 17-yard pass. The two-point conversion failed, giving the white shirts a 6-0 lead.
The black shirts, quarterbacked by Zach Anderson, would have a ball picked off by Erik Drost with 6:21 to play, but turnabout was fair-play when Elbert had a ball picked off by Joey Lowman of the black shirts.
The turnover set up the black shirts’ first score, as Allen Jensen would bull his way in from three-yards out to score with 4:28 to go in the quarter. Luke Jackson kicked the extra point for a 7-6 black shirt lead that held through the end of the first quarter of play.
In the second quarter, the white shirts started with the ball, only to see Aaron Bird lose his handle on the ball driving into the end zone at the two-yard line. Zach Anderson recovered the loose ball for the black shirts, and started a drive. Allen Jensen would cap off the drive with a nine-yard touchdown run with 6:08 to go in the quarter, but the kick was no good, giving the black shirts the 13-6 lead.
But the white shirts weren’t done. After starting at their 20 yard line, Elbert steadily drove the white shirts down the field, utilizing runs from Aaron Bird and Jacob Kibbie to carve away at the black shirt defense. But with 3:02 to go in the scrimmage, Elbert handed the ball to Aaron Bird, who picked his way through the defense to rumble 28 yards into the end zone to make the score 13-12.
The white team lined up for the two-point conversion and Elbert put the ball in Bird’s hands. Bird bounded outside and found a hole to scamper into the end zone for the two-point conversion and the 14-13 lead to end the scrimmage.
There is little time to enjoy the first contact, as the Spencer Tigers come to Duane Twait Field this Friday night to open the 2013 Football Season for a non-district rivalry matchup.
Kickoff for Friday’s game will be a 7:00 p.m.