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North Clay seventh grade romps over West Vigo

Thursday, September 29, 2005

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Justin Rodgers heads up field with one of his two interceptions on Tuesday.

North Clay's seventh grade football team earned a convincing 52-6 win over West Vigo on Tuesday evening.

The Knights came out firing in the early going, getting a pair of early touchdowns from Zach Niehaus, including a 30-yarder, and adding a 60 yard scamper from Sean Hauser.

Quarterback Trent Lancaster would lead North Clay to the conversion attempts, completing a pass to Tyler Trout and another one to tightend Jordan King to take a 24-0 lead after just one quarter of play.

In the second period, the North Clay defense stepped up its play and forced the Cannons to punt early on, giving the Knights strong field position.

Hauser went back to work and scored another pair of touchdowns with Tommy Holifield scoring on one two-point conversion play.

West Vigo would get their lone score late in the period as North Clay took a 38-6 lead into the break.

In second half action North Clay put extensive pressure on the West Vigo backfield, picking up several sacks and runs for losses.

Holifield provided some hard running for the Knights who scored once again with Trout finding the endzone on a reverse. Hauser would later score on a 40 yard run with Niehaus converting.

Justin Rodgers gathered in a second half interception and Trent Montague made a big tackle to save a score from West Vigo. Rodgers would haul in another interception later in the contest and returned this one for a 60 yard touchdown.

Other defensive standouts for the Knights included Wade Langley, Andrew Butts, Cole Dickison and Cameron Muncie. Hauser would run for more than 200 yards behind the blocking of Jacob Musgrave, Brandon Mikesell, Ben Crafton, Eric Liddle and Taylor Pinnick.

North Clay is now 6-1 and will host Sullivan in their final game on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

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