Prairieland Football: Knoxville @ Rushville-Industry

Posted: October 8, 2011 in Broadcast Recap, Football
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Tonight the Rockets hosted the team from Knoxville in the last Prairieland conference match-up of the season.  Both teams came in to the contest coming off of big wins in week 6.  Knoxville elected to receive to start the contest and moved down the field but the Rushville-Industry defense stepped up in a big way and forced the Blue Bullets to punt.  The Rockets went 3 and out on the ensuing possession but their defense was still up to the challenge.  Knoxville would score twice in the first half with an 11 yard run and a 11 yard pass play to Dillon Lehr to go up 14-0 at the half.  Rushville-Industry would get the ball to start the second half and had a long 4th down situation and ran a fake punt to Beau Newell who took it 68 yards for the score with 10:43 to go in the 3rd quarter.  This play looked all but dead but Newell never gave up on it and his teammates gave him some tremendous blocks to clear his way in to the endzone.  Neither team was able to get another score as defense reined supreme and Knoxville held on for the 14-6 victory.  Knoxville gained 252 yards on the ground this evening while only adding 11 yards through the air.  Though the Blue Bullets biggest downfall tonight was penalties, which they had 7 penalties for 50 yards.  Rushville-Industry had 194 yards of rushing and 28 yards through the air.  The Rockets did a great job of limiting penalties with only 2 for 15 yards.  Beau Newell’s 68 yard carry made him the leading rusher for the Rockets tonight while Dillon Lehr lead the Blue Bullets with 81 yards over 17 carries.


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