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E-Hawks Host Annual Pre-Season Scrimmages

By Staff | Aug 25, 2015

IN?FOR?THE?SCORE -- Thomas Schultes busts through the line for a white squad touchdown during Friday’s varsity scrimmage. The black squad would take a 31-13 win in the half of scrimmage play. -- Dan Voigt photo

The annual Pre-season scrimmages Friday night gave Emmetsburg E-Hawk football fans a chance to sample what the E-Hawks will offer their opponents this season. All three E-Hawk football squad scrimmaged under the lights on Duane Twait Field in preparation for the start of the 2015 Football season.

Both the Freshmen and Sophomore scrimmages were scoreless but the varsity scrimmage saw plenty of scoring action.

The Black Squad, under the field leadership of quarterback Clayton Freeman, would strike first, as on their third play from scrimmage, Freeman hit Wes Schultes with a pass that Schultes took 72 yards for a score with 11:16 to go in the quarter. Schultes added the conversion kick for a 7-0 lead.

The White Squad, with Max Dunlap calling signals, would go three and out and the Black squad took over, but Freeman would be sacked by Robert Nelson to force a fumble, which was recovered by Luke Dahm.

The White Squad used the turnover to engineer a drive that ended with a two-yard plunge by Thomas Schultes for a score with 4:26 to go. Thomas kicked his own extra point for a 7-7 tie.

STIFF?ARM -- The Freshman scrimmage, above, featured several nice runs, including this effort by Spencer Griffin (36), with Matthew Hill (72) providing blocks along the way. -- Dan Voigt photo

The Black squad went to work again and Freeman hit Schultes with a 62-yard pass for a score, but the kick missed for a 13-7 tally with 2:57 to go in the quarter.

The second quarter started with another Black squad touchdown, a one yard plunge by Wes Schultes, but the point after try failed for a 19-7 score.

The White team when three and out on their possession and the Black shirts put together a score with 7:58 to go as Grant Deitering broke loose for a 69-yard touchdown run, but the kick failed for a 25-7 score.

The White squad would have a Hunter McAllister pass intercepted by Wes Schultes at their 38 and returned down to the five with 5:32 to play, and Gage Jamison capped the series with a to-yard run for a score with 4:46 to play. The kick failed for a 31-7 score, but the White squad marched downfield and with no time on the clock, Trey Truog caught a five-yard pass from Clayton Freeman in the end zone for the White squad for the 31-13 final score.

LOOKING?FOR?A?HOLE -- Sophomore Dylan Kibbie, left, looks for running room during the Sophomore Scrimmage held last Frisday night at Duane Twait Field. -- Dan Voigt photo