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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Turnover reduction boosted Knights last week

  • A reduction in turnover and an increase in rushing production helped the Knights beat Friend 51-14 and raise their season record to 4-2.
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  • A reduction in turnover and an increase in rushing production helped the Knights beat Friend 51-14 and raise their season record to 4-2.
    A week after turning the ball over six times in a loss to unbeaten Exeter-Milligan, the Knights didn't turn the ball over at all at Friend.
    A productive night of rushing the football was another key.
    "Clancy Young ran the ball as hard as I have seen him run," said Coach Andy Fedoris. "The holes were big."
    Coach Fedoris said the play of offensive ends Aaron Miller, Jameson DeFreece and Eric Box were key in springing big runs by Young.
    With the game in control, the Knights were able to get some work for their reserve quarterback Tom Gress, who ran the ball well and was 3-for-3 in the air with a passing touchdown.
    Coach Fedoris said Gress had been playing well in junior varsity games this year.
    Turning to the next contest on the schedule, the Knights appear to have winnable games at home against Pawnee City this week and Johnson-Brock next Thursday.
    The Knights would be wise not to take either game lightly, however, as those two contests figure to be vital if the team wants to make it to the playoffs.
    Coach Fedoris said wins in the next two games would not guarantee the Knights a home playoff game to start the postseason, but a loss could definitely damage the team's resume for making the post season.
    Coach Fedoris said Pawnee City figures to be a tough team, noting that the squad's losing record might be more of an indicator of schedule strength than team weakness.
    Lourdes enters the final two games of the season nearly injury free.
    Coach Fedoris said Jake Anthens, a lineman on both sides of the ball, figures to be doubtful this Friday.
    Fedoris said the play displayed by the team's offensive ends last week gives him confidence that the Knights will be alright this Friday.
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