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Chargers charge Knights

By Staff | Oct 3, 2008

Graettinger/Terril found it tough going against No. 10 Laurens-Marathon in Class 8-Man District 2 play on Friday. The Chargers used the pass effectively, throwing for over 150 yards against the Knight defense. EDN photos by Alex Ascherl

GRAETTINGER – Graettinger/Terril had some uncharacteristic penalties and turnovers early on Friday.

Against a top 10 team like Laurens-Marathon, that proved to much to overcome. The Chargers, rated No. 10 in the Associated Press Poll, pulled away after the Knights had an early 3-0 lead on the way to a 44-15 victory.

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

In the second half, the Chargers also connected on a couple of big pass plays to pull away.

The Knights score first on a 25-yard field goal by Morton Utoft.

Cody Dyhrkopp broke free on a 40-yard run in the second quarter, but the Knights trailed 20-9 at the break.

Dyhrkopp scored again in the third quarter on a 1-yard run as the Knights stayed within two scores to start the fourth period, 28-15.

The Chargers added two scores in the fourth to seal the victory.

On the ground, Drew Skattebo had 102 yards rushing on 15 carries. 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.

G/T (4-2, 2-2) is at West Bend-Mallard next Friday.