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Knights look to build momentum

By Staff | Oct 16, 2009

GRAETTINGER -Now it gets tricky for Graettinger/Terril. After clinching a playoff spot with a 48-8 route of West Bend-Mallard last Friday, the Knights face another test as they travel to take on Ruthven-Ayershire.

Last week the Raiders fell to Eight-man No. 5 ranked Armstrong-Ringsted by a score of 76-14, but came into the game after winning two straight contests.

G/T coach Karlton Hector views R-A as a potentially dangerous match-up.

“Ruthven is an improved team that has struggled to put together wins in previous years,” he said. “They’ve shown they can move the ball up and down the field and we can’t look past them.”

During their win last week, the Knights’ Nate Howard topped the 1,000-yard mark with a 89-yard, two touchdown effort, while Drew Skattebo increased his rushing total to 562 yards and 13 touchdowns on the year.

“Nate and Drew have been running well for us,” Hector said. “But our offense, as a whole, has been playing well. We’ve been blocking well and our backs have been finding the holes.

“Hopefully we can keep making plays and let others see what our guys are capable of in the playoffs.”

Key to the game – Don’t look past the Raiders.

Coming into their game at Armstrong, the Raiders had won two-straight and were looking to upset the Mustangs. Even though they fell short, Ruthven-Ayershire is still a dangerous team.

Last week the Knights clinched their playoff bid, but they need to stay focused each week as they head into the post season, if they want to keep their momentum.