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Knights respond to coach’s challenge

By Staff | Sep 23, 2008

LAKE PARK – After a lackluster start the week before, Graettinger/Terril coach Karlton Hector and his staff spent the week challenging the Knights to come out and play with intensity no matter who the opponent.

The team responded at Lake Park on Friday as Graettinger/Terril won handily, 48-7, over Harris-Lake Park.

“We got back to what we do best which is run the ball and play team defense,” said Hector.

The Knights rushed for 410 yards with most of the running duties split between the backfield.

Jake Hoffman ran for 103 yards on 12 carries with one touchdown, a 51-yard jaunt early in the second quarter.

Drew Skattebo had 195 yards on 15 carries and two scores. He scored the first points of the game with 3:47 remaining in the first quarter on a 35-yard run. His second score was a 1-yard dive in the third quarter.

Quarterback Cody Dyhrkopp rushed 92 yards on eight carries. He scored on a 25-yard run in the second quarter.

With a 32-0 lead to start the fourth quarter, the Knights’ younger players saw action too. Eric Hatland scored on a 62-yard run and ended the game with 69 yards on three carries.Jeremiah Andrews also scored in the fourth quarter on a 25-yard run. He had 44 yards on three carries.

Dyhrkopp also passed for 39 yards with three completions in six attempts. Beau Craig caught a 19-yard touchdown reception from Dyhrkopp with 2:41 left in the first half.

James Tatman had one catch for 20 yards and Kass Schany caught one pass for 9 yards.

Dyhrkopp, Hoffman and Heath Marchand each ran in a two-point conversion.

Graettinger/Terril (3-1, 1-1) is on the road Friday at Gilmore City to take on Twin River Valley.