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G/T Homecoming 2009: Knights ready to create own thunder

By Staff | Sep 25, 2009

GRAETTINGER – It’s something every football coach has to deal with each fall-homecoming.

Graettinger/Terril coach Karlton Hector said despite the celebration, it’s been a relatively normal week for the Knights.

“Their our some evening activities, but we’ve had a couple good days of practice,” he said. “Friday is usually the biggest distraction (with the parade), but by game time, the guys, especially the seniors, seem to find a little extra.”

The Knights (3-1, 1-1) are coming off their first district win, a 51-8 victory over Harris-Lake Park.

Tonight’s opponent, Twin River Valley (1-3, 1-1), lost 62-0 to Armstrong-Ringsted.

Despite the apparent manhandling last week, Hector said the Thunder still have a good back in Levi Peters.

“We have to contain him and no where he’s at,” the G/T coach said. “We have to make sure tackles and play solid team defense. Offensively, the throw the ball more than we originally expected, so we’ll have to be heads up on all aspects of the game.”

Regardless of the opponent or if it’s homecoming, Hector said the goal is still to become a better football team each week.

“If we do that and win some games, we have a shot at going deep into the playoffs,” he said.