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FB Dominates Line Play
FB Dominates Line Play
Paul Dwyer

The Elmwood-Murdock Knights defeated the Malcolm Clippers 14-0 Friday night in Elmwood.  

"I was very pleased with how our offensive line came out of the chutes and controlled the line of scrimmage from the start", said Coach Schmale.   EM rushed for 289 yards and averaged 5 yards per carry.  Sam Behrends, Caleb Marlatt, Dylan Bruns, Payton Frahm, and Tyler Marlatt cleared the way for Gavyn Florell, Andy Meyer, and Austin Meisinger.  Florell and Meyer each had over 100 yards rushing for the evening.  Defensively the Knights had some key stops in the Red Zone.  Malcolm’s QB was a good run / pass threat and difficult to contain.  Caleb Marlatt and Payton Frahm put good pressure on Sackett all night.  "Overall, we played our best game", state Schmale.  The offensive and defensive lines dominated the line of scrimmage.  The Knights did not have a turnover and improved their special team play.  Malcolm was able to block a field goal attempt in the 4th quarter which can be a momentum changer.  "I was pleased with how the players responded and continued to play hard after that miscue.   This was one physical, hard hitting game.  I’m surprised there was only one turnover tonight", said a happy Coach.

The Knights travel to Lincoln Friday night to take on Lincoln Lutheran at Nebraska Wesleyan University.  Game time is 7:30 p.m.