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Knights open football season with scrimmage

Friday, August 12, 2011

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Damon Hyatt (No. 30) breaks through the line for a five-yard gain on Friday night. [Order this photo]
By CAREY FOX

Times Sports Editor

Football teams around the state got their first chance to face an unfamiliar opponent on Friday night as scrimmages and jamborees kicked off at high schools.

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Jessie Miller hits the open field during one of his eight carries. [Order this photo]
Northview High School played host to a situational scrimmage between Knights and Terre Haute South as each team had a designated number of plays from various yard lines.

The opening set of plays saw each team's offense get 15 plays from its own 35-yard line as the starters took the field. The following set of plays was from the opposition's 35-yard line followed by a set of plays from the 10-yard line.

For the Knights, junior QB Dallas King completed six of his 12 passes, including a 17-yard scoring strike to Damon Hyatt during their stints. Hyatt also had a pair of rushing scores, one of them a 35-yard play where he pinballed off would-be Braves' tacklers on the way to the endzone. Hyatt had eight carries for 41 yards and also caught four passes for 56 yards and a TD.

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Terre Haute South's Kane Wilford intercepts a pass in front of the waiting hands of Damon Hyatt. [Order this photo]
Hyatt was joined in the backfield by Jesse Williams, who got eight carries and picked up 15 yards. He also caught one pass for eight yards. Patrick Durcholz also nabbed one of King's completions for 10 yards.

On the flipside, the Braves' junior quarterback, Danny Etling, completed seven passes for 84 yards, one touchdown and had an interception. South did much of its damage on the ground, scoring five times. Tyler Seibert was the top receiver with four catches, including one for a TD.

Senior Tyler Evans rushed 13 times for 86 yards and a TD while Tsali Lough added three scores on six carries. Etling also scored once for the Braves.

Both teams open the regular season next Friday as Northview travels to Indianapolis Broad Ripple and the Braves travel to Martinsville at 7 p.m.