MS Football 17-18 Schedule

8th Grade Coach: Wes Franklin
7th Grade Coach: Daniel French

 Aug. 15 Batchelor MS H 6:00
Aug. 22 TH Boys/Girls Club T 6:00
Aug. 30 Washington T 5:30
Sep. 12 North Knox H 6:00
Sep. 19 Sullivan T 6:00
Sep. 26 N. Clay H 5:30
Sep. 30 West Vigo T 10:00
Oct. 3 N. Daviess H 6:00
Oct. 5 Bedford MS H 6:00

Game Updates

August 15, 2017

7th Grade...

The Linton Miners hosted the Batchelor Bulldogs Tuesday night at Roy Williams Field.  It was the first game for both teams.  The 7th grade Miners got of to a early start when Logan Walker scored on a 12 yard run.  The Miners missed the extra point.  The Miners led 6-0.  After a fumble recovery by Logan Jerrells, the Miners geared up to score on a short field.  Mason Cooper would score 2 plays later on a 20 yard run.  Gabe Moronez converted the PAT.  Miners led 13-0.  The Miners would score another touchdown before the end of the 1st quarter when Logan Walker scored his 2nd touchdown from 9 yards out. Linton led 20-0 after Moronez's PAT. The Miners continued their defensive dominance when Brady Cox recovered a fumble.  A few plays later Joey Hart would score from 12 yards out.  Moronez notched the final point of the half.  The Miners went into half time up 27-0.  The second saw the Miners continue their defensive dominance.  Logan Jerrells would recover his second fumble, while Jerrells and Walker each tallied a sack.  Offensively, the Miners kept rolling.  Logan Walker scored his 3rd and final touchdown on a 46 yard run.  The Miners increased their lead to 34-0.  Early in the 4th quarter Brayden Stremming would score the Miners last touchdown on a 9 yard run.  The Miners won 41-0.
Offensively the Miners were led by Logan Walker who ran for over 70 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 4 carries.  Mason Cooper, Hunter Johns, Joey Hart, and Brayden Stremming contributed 40-60 yards rushing apiece.  The offensive line was led by Wrigley Franklin, Brady Cox, Nathan Watson, Aidan Giles,  and Canaan Bowers Defensively, the Miners were led by Logan Walker, Logan Jerrells, and Wrigley Franklin.  Each had 6 tackles.  Blake House, Brayden Stremming, and Curtis Wall provided great pass coverage against a team that threw the ball 75% of the time. Gabe Moronez went 5/5 on extra point attempts and provided great kicking on kickoffs.
The 7th grade will travel to Terre Haute next Tuesday to face the Boys & Girls Club.

8th Grade
Following the 7th grade game, the 8th grade Miners geared up to play the Batchelor Bulldogs.  The 8th grade got off to a slow start defensively, giving up a 47 yard touchdown run 3 plays into the game.  The Miners would strike back Bracey Breneman scored from 2 yards out.  The Miners led 7-6 after the Moronez PAT.  The Bulldogs struck back the next series on a hook and ladder play on 3rd and long.  The Bulldogs led 12-7.  On the ensuing kickoff Gabe Eslinger rambled 60 yards to give the Miner the ball inside the 20 yard line.  Drew Smith would score his first touchdown on a run from the 1 yard line.  The Miners missed the PAT making the score 13-12... Miners on top.  The Miner defense buckled down and made life very difficult on the Bulldogs for the remainder of the game.  The Miners would score another touchdown late in the first quarter when Drew Smith connected with Eli Poe on an 18 yard touchdown pass.  The Miners took a 20-12 lead. In the 2nd quarter, Gabe Eslinger scored on a 17 yard run.  The Miners led 27-12 going into the half.  The second half was more of the same.  Kaulin Padgett followed a 38 yard run with an 11 yard touchdown run to start the 2nd half.  Miners up 34-12.  Ayden Riggleman intercepted a Bulldog pass a few plays later.  Bracey Breneman scored his 2nd touchdown of the evening on a 3 yard run.  Miners up 41-12.  Drew Smith tallied his own interception during the next defensive series.  He followed that with his 2nd touchdown from 16 yards out.  The Miners won 47-12.
Offensively, the Miners had a balanced attack with Smith, Eslinger, Breneman, and Padgett.  Each tallied at least 25-75 yards rushing. The Line was led by Dalton Carpenter, Jaden Wadhwan, and Jackson Lynn.
Defensively, the Miners were led by Drew Smith's 15 tackles.  Gabe Eslinger, Kaulin Padgett, Brace Breneman, and Jaydan Miller each had at least 6 tackles.  Zack Eggers tallied the teams only sack.  He also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.  Drew Smith and Ayden Riggleman each tallied on interception.  Jackson Fields also recovered a fumble.  The Miners travel to Terre Haute next Tuesday.
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