Terrier gridders win big in opening game of the season


  The Terry football team made the long trek to Rudyard to take on the North Star Knights in a non-conference game, coming home with a convincing 55-19 win.

After a slow start the Terrier offense came alive and the defensive play was outstanding. Terry forced a North Star punt that went out of bounds on the Terry 31. On the sixth play of the drive Jerett Freiboth connected with Trevor Pisk for a 15-yard touchdown pass. Trevor then found Sergey Fredrickson to complete the extra point. 
On a broken play North Star’s Jordy Donoven found a wide open Connor Kline for a 55-yard touchdown pass. After the extra point the score was tied 7-7. 
Weston Luedtke returned the kickoff 65 yards for the score; the extra point was no good. The defense forced another Knight punt, which led to a 7-play 56-yard drive capped off by Freiboth again finding Pisk for a 20-yard touchdown pass (Freiboth kick). A Terrier interception led to another Terry touchdown - this time Luedtke finding Pisk for a 20-yard touchdown pass (Freiboth kick). The Terrier’s DJ Hubbert intercepted the last pass of the first half stopping the Knight’s drive. Terry took a 29-7 lead into the half. 
In the third quarter Fredrickson picked off a Donoven pass and scored only to have the play called back for a block in the back penalty. Terry drove the field but came up short on third down. On fourth down the Terrier’s elected to attempt a field goal. Freiboth booted a 33-yarder to give them a 33-7 lead. Field goals are worth 4 points in the game of six man. This was Terry’s first field goal since moving to six man. 
On the next possession Freiboth again found Pisk for a 33- yard touchdown strike. North Star then scored on a 1-yard run by Karston Donoven pulling the Knights to within 39-13. The next kickoff found Luedtke with a big hole allowing him to return the ball 66-yards for the score. Freiboth made the extra point, giving Terry a 47-13 lead heading into the fourth quarter. 
On Terry’s first possession of the fourth quarter Freiboth found Hubbert for a 27-yard touchdown pass (Freiboth kick). With the clock running, because of the 35-point lead, North Star drove the field to score on a 10-yard run by Quinn Spinler as time expired. 
Pisk led the defense with 11 tackles, followed by Luedtke and Freiboth both with 8 tackles apiece.
“I’m very pleased with the way the team played all game long,” head coach Casey Klasna stated. “We made a few mistakes, but overcame them to get a big win.”
Terriers will face off against the Jordan Mustangs at home for their homecoming match on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. 
Junior high football action will begin at 10 p.m. against the Mustangs. 
Terrier fans are encouraged to come out and cheer on their hometown team and enjoy the homecoming festivities.

Published Sept. 9, 2010

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