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North Clay eighth grade remains unbeaten, seventh grade ties

Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Coach Kehrt Miller and his North Clay eighth grade football team prepare for the second half of their 36-28 victory over West Vigo on Monday night.

The North Clay eighth grade football remained unbeaten this season with a 36-28 victory on Tuesday night.

Trailing early 14-0, the Knights got a pair of touchdown runs from Tyler Myers to take a 16-14 after two-point conversions from Myers and Cody Crooks. Nearing the halftime break, the North Clay defense stood strong to force a punt with 19 seconds left and Jarrad Timm returned the kick for a touchdown to give the Knights a 24-14 lead at the half.

After the break, Myers hauled in a 47-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Caleb Whitman to give North Clay a 30-20 lead late in the contest.

With the Cannons moving the ball at midfield, North Clay's defense forced a fumble and recovered to set up a Timm five-yard touchdown run to cement a close 36-28 victory.

The win moves their record to 6-0 this season.

North Clay seventh grade

Nathan Williams scored two first half touchdown runs to help North Clay pick up a tie with West Vigo.

The Knights lead 12-6 late in the fourth quarter before a long pass down the sideline set up West Vigo at the North Clay seven-yard line with 28 seconds remaining.

The Cannons would eventually score on a sweep to force overtime with the Knights.

In the first overtime, both defenses stood tall to stave off a score from either side to move the game to overtime number two.

North Clay's defense came up big to open the session when Damon Smith recovered a fumble on the first play from scrimmage.

However, the Knights' offense would suffer the same problem when they fumbled on the two-yard line on second down to end the contest with a tie.

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