Football

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

September 12, 2017

T
he Miners hosted the North Knox Warriors last night.  Due to some low numbers at North Knox, the 8th graders played the Warrior A team.  The 7th graders played the North Knox B team in the second game of the evening.
The 8th graders kicked off to start the half.  After some stingy defense, the Miners took over inside the 50 yard line.  On the second offensive play of the game Kaulin Padgett ran it in for a 30 yard TD run to put the Miners up early.  Gabe Moronez kicked the PAT.  After Ayden Riggleman picked off a pass the Miners got back to work on offense.  A few plays later, Drew Smith scored from 26 yards out.  The Miners led 13-0 midway through the first half.  After Eli Poe intercepted pass, Drew Smith scored again on a 26 yard touchdown run.  Drew Smith would connect with Kaulin Padgett on a 29 yard pass to finish the half,  The Miners went into the half up 25-0.  Defensively, the Miners continued to dominate the Warriors.  Poe would intercept another pass, while Jaydan Miller would pick off a pass of his own.  Offensively, the Miners continued to roll.  Bracey Breneman scored on an 8 yard trap play.  The Miners led 32-0.  The   Breneman would score his 2nd touchdown of the game early in the 4th quarter on a 20 yard run.  The Miners won 39-0. The Miner offense was led by Drew Smith's 109 yards rushing and 35 yards passing.  He ran for 2 scores, while throwing for a 3rd touchdown.  Kaulin Padgett ran for 95 yards on 3 carries.  Gabe Eslinger ran for 65 yards on 7 carries, while Breneman had 72 yards on 5 carries. The offensive line was led by Dalton Carpenter, Jaden Wadwhan, Donovan DeBruhl, Jackson Lynn, and Zack Kincaid.  Defensively, the Miners were led by Drew Smith and Bracey Breneman who had 10 tackles apiece.  Gabe Eslinger and Jackson Lynn each notched 7 tackles.  Wyatt Pittman, Gabe Eslinger, and Donovan DeBruhl each talled one sack.  The Defensive backfield of Kaulin Padgett, Jaydan Miller, Eli Poe, Ayden Riggleman, and Jesse Cartwright were great in pass coverage.  Although the Miners looked a little out of sync at times, they still managed to get a decisive victory.
In the 7th grade contest, the Miners continued to roll.  After a quick 3 and out, the Miners went to work on offense.  Logan Walker would score his 1st touchdown on a 52 yard run around the left side.  Miners led 7-0 after Moronez kicked the PAT.  The defense held strong again after Aidan Giles made a big sack on 3rd and long.  Logan Walker would score 3 play later from 28 yards out.  The Miners led 13-0.  The Miners continued to roll on defense after Wrigley Franklin stuffed the Warrior ball carrier on 4th and short.  After a solid drive down the fiel, Logan Walker scored his 3rd touchdown of the half on a 15 yard run. Miners led 20-0.  With only a few minutes left in the half, the defense got back to work.  The defense held tough giving the offense the ball back with a few seconds left in the half.  Hunter Gennicks would connect with Blake House on a quick bubble screen to start the drive.  45 yards later House dives in for a touchdown with 1 second left in the half.  The Miners went into the half up 27-0.  Logan Walker would score his fourth and final touchdown on a 76 yard kick return.  The Miners led 34-0.  With a running clock, the 2nd half flew by.  Joey Hart scored early in the 4th quarter on a 9 yard touchdown run.  The Miners led 41-0.  Hunter Johns scored late in the 4th quarter on a 10 yard touchdown run.  The Miners won 48-0.  Gabe Moronez was 6 for 7 on PAT's.  The offense was led by Logan Walker's 95 yards on 3 carries.  Hunter Johns chipped in 65 yards on 2 carries.  Hunter Gennicks passed for 50 yards and a touchdown, while Blake House led the receivers with one catch for 45 yards and a score.  The offensive line was led by Kaden Anderson, Aidan Giles, Brady Cox, Keaton Schaefer, Nathan Watson, and Wrigley Franklin.  The defense pitched another shutout.  They have not been scored on in their 3 games.  Wrigley Franklin led the team with 8 tackles (3 tackles for a loss).  Logan Jerrells chipped in with 5 tackles.  Jaxon Walker, Brayden Stremming, and Mason Cooper each had 4 tackles.  Jordan Cullum notched a sack, while Anthony Gisler, Bob Ceol, and John Pittman provided some nice play on the defensive line.  Blake House, Joey Hart, Curtis Wall, Jalen Dierdorf, Josh Land, and Jason George took turns preventing the Warriors from completing a pass.  
The Miners will travel to Sullivan next Tuesday to play the Arrows.

August 30, 2017 

7th Grade
The Miners struck first with a 6 yard touchdown run by Mason Cooper.  Gabe Moronez kicked the extra point.  The Miner defense held strong after Wrigley Franklin and Logan Jerrells sacked the quarterback on consecutive plays.  The Miner defense would dominate the rest of the half.  The Mason Cooper would score again before the half on a 4 yard run.  The Miners led at halftime 13-0.  The second half was more of the same defensively.  Mason Cooper and Wrigley Franklin each tallied a second half sack, while Austin Hall intercepted a pass and Jordan Cullum recovered a fumble.  The Miners would score two more touchdowns.  Mason Cooper scored his 3rd touchdown of the night on a 12 yard run, while Hunter Johns tallied his 1st touchdown of the year on an 11 yard run.  The  final score was 25-0.  Overall the Miners would tally nearly 300 yards rushing.  Mason Cooper had 64 yards, while Logan Walker, Joey Hart, and Hunter Johns each had between 35 and 50 yards rushing.  The defense was led by Mason Cooper and Wrigley Franklin who each had 9 tackles.  Franklin had two sacks, while Cooper and Jerrells each tallied one sack.  Curtis Wall, Blake House, and Austin Hall provided great coverage in the secondary.  The Miners are currently 2-0.  Their next game is September 12 against North Knox.

8th Grade
The 8th grade had a dominating performance against the Hatchets. The Miners scored on the second play of the game on a 54 yard run by Kaulin Padgett.  Gabe Eslinger would score on the 4th offensive play of the game when he scampered 50 yards down the sideline. Eslinger would also score his second touchdown of the night when he intercepted a pass and returned it 30 yards.  Drew Smith would connect with Kaulin Padgett on a 45 yard touchdown pass to end the 1st quarter.  The Miners led 28-0.  From that point on the game would have a running clock. The 2nd quarter started with a Hatchet turnover when Drew Smith recovered a fumble.  Drew would connect with Kaulin Padgett on his second touchdown catch a few plays later.  The Miners led 35-0 with a few minutes left in the 1st half.  After another Hatchet turnover, the Miners were driving to score before halftime.  Drew Smith would score on a 12 yard run before the half.  The Miners led at halftime 42-0.  The second half was more of the same defensively.  Bracey Breneman would score the final touchdown of the game after a 15 yard run.  The Miner offense had nearly 100 yards passing and nearly 200 yards rushing.  Kaulin Padgett and Gabe Eslniger led the Miner attack with just under 60 yards rushing.  Drew Smith was 2/2 with 80 yards passing and 2 touchdowns.  Both completions and touchdowns were to Padgett.  Defensively, the Miners were led by Jackson Fields, Wyatt Pittman, and Zach Eggers who each had 5 tackles.  Eslinger had 4 tackles along with his 30 yard interception return.  Bracey Breneman, Jackson Lynn, Jackson Fields each tallied a sack, while Eggers tallied 2 sacks.  The defensive backfield of Eli Poe, Kaulin Padgett, Ayden Riggleman, and Jesse Cartwright provided outstanding coverage.  The Miners are now 2-0.

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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