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Miners blank Warriors on homecoming

Friday, September 28, 2012

Linton-Stockton's Beau Eaton (19) barrels into a North Knox defender after making a catch Friday night at Roy Williams Field. The Miners celebrated homecoming with a 64-0 victory over the Warriors to remain undefeated. (By B.J. Hargis/Greene County Daily World). [Order this photo]
Linton-Stockton's Dane Rupska (44) tries to make yardage down field after a pass reception against North Knox Friday night at Roy Williams Field. Blocking on the play for the Miners is Cole Bradbury (right). The Miners celebrated homecoming with a 64-0 victory. (By B.J. Hargis/Greene County Daily World). [Order this photo]
The Linton-Stockton defense limited North Knox to 33 yards of total offense as the Miners celebrated homecoming with a 64-0 victory over the Warriors at Roy Williams Field Friday night.

The Miners, ranked No. 1 in the Class A Coaches Poll and No. 3 in the Associated Press Class A Poll, pushed their record to 7-0 overall, 4-0 in the SW 7.

North Knox, who only penetrated Linton-Stockton territory for just one play, slipped to 3-4 overall, 3-2 in league play.

Zane Hayden of Linton-Stockton watches a kickoff go through his legs to begin the Southwest Seven Conference football game Friday night against visiting North Knox. The Miners remained perfect with a 64-0 victory. (By B.J. Hargis/Greene County Daily World). [Order this photo]
"I thought the kids played a great game," said Miner coach Steve Weber. "You could tell it in the locker room before the game that the intensity was there and they were ready to play.

"It was the first time I have really seen the kids that prepared emotionally this year."

North Knox only managed two first downs, compared to 22 for the Miners.

Linton-Stockton, who has won five in a row over North Knox and 17 of the past 18 meetings, came up with two fumble recoveries, one interception return for a touchdown by Grant Stamm and a blocked punt by Dane Rupska that was recovered in the end zone by Austin Hale, the first of his two touchdowns as he added a 20-yard touchdown run when the junior varsity offense was on the field in the fourth quarter.

"On both sides of the ball, the kids were really consistent tonight," said Weber. "That probably was the biggest difference for us.

"We got a lot of kids that made big plays on both sides of the ball. They stopped us early on that drive, but that happens sometimes. I think we had a dropped pass on that series. But the kids just continued to make plays and we picked up a good win."

Stamm started things off with a 12-yard TD reception from Austin Karazsia, who completed 24 of 33 passes for 242 yards and four TDs. Stamm hauled in six passes for 78 yards.

Rupska had a 9-yard touchdown reception from Karazsia and Stamm's pick, which started in front of the Warrior bench but ended up in front of the Miner faithful, put the Miners ahead 20-0 at the end of the quarter. Those three scores came within a span of just under 4 1/2 minutes to essentially put the game out of reach.

Freshman Mitch Eberhardt caught a 4-yard score from Karazsia in the second quarter.

"We are trying to get him some reps and tonight he caught two passes," said Weber.

Dyllanne Deischer made 7 of 8 extra points and also kicked a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter as the Miners led 37-0 at intermission as Zane Hayden also scored on a 1-yard run in the first half.

After the blocked punt for a score. Hayden hauled in a 20-yard pass from Karazsia and then Koye Kaiser scored for the first time in two games on an 18-yard run. Kaiser led the ground game, which racked up 192 yards on 35 attempts, with 91 yards on 12 totes.

"We just played great in all three phases tonight," Weber said offense, defense and special teams. "We got Cole Bradbury (six catches for 48 yards) and it was good to see him back out on the field.

"I know he would have liked some more touches, but we are working him back into things. He also got a couple of carries on the ground."

The Miners will play at Dugger against Union at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5

Their game against North Central has been moved from Friday, Oct. 12 to Saturday, Oct. 13 and will be played in Lucas Oil Stadium, according to Weber.

"We are happy to have a chance to play on the turf," he said.


North Knox 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Linton-Stockton 20 17 21 6 -- 64

First quarter

L -- Grant Stamm 12 pass from Austin Karazsia (Dyllanne Deischer kick), 4:47.

L -- Dane Rupska 9 pass from Karazsia (kick failed), 2:18.

L -- Grant Stamm 38 interception return (Deischer kick), :26

Second quarter

L -- Mitch Eberhardt 4 pass from Karazsia (Deischer kick), 7:22.

L -- Deischer 32 field goal, 3:26.

L -- Zane Hayden 1 run (Deischer kick), :28.

Third quarter

L -- Austin Hale recovered blocked punt in end zone (Deischer kick), 9:43.

L -- Hayden 20 pass from Karazsia (Deischer kick), 8:37.

L -- Koye Kaiser 18 run (Deischer kick), 3:19.

Fourth quarter

L -- Hale 20 run (kick failed), 2:49.


First downs2 22
Passing yards 9270
Total yards 33462
C-A-I 1-5-125-34-0
Punts 7-241-35
Fumbles-lost 4-21-0
Return yards 16151
Time of possession 19:4528:15


RUSHING -- North Knox, Dustin Davis 6-19, Jordan Meurer 5-8, Austin Miller 7-8, Wyatt Held 1-0 Brennen Duke 6-(minus 1), Alex Smith 1-(minus 1), Nathan Dye 1-(minus 2). Linton-Stockton, Kaiser 12-91, Hale 6-29, Abe Neff 3-25, Hayden 5-22, Cole Bradbury 2-16, Beau Eaton 4-6, Karazsia 2-4, Chad Trent 1-(minus 1).

PASSING -- North Knox, Mundy 1-4-1-9, Meurer 0-1-0-0. Linton-Stockton, Karazsia 24-33-0-242, Eaton 1-1-0-28.

RECEIVING -- North Knox, Miller 1-9. Linton-Stockton, Stamm 6-68, Bradbury 6-48, Dane Rupska 3-37, Hayden 3-34, Eberhardt 2-28, Kaiser 2-11, Trent Vowell 1-28, Eaton 1-8, Neff 1-(minus 2).

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