Lyle-Pacelli drops home finale

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2000

LYLE – Lyle-Pacelli could not stop the elusive Derek Thorson.

Saturday, October 07, 2000

LYLE – Lyle-Pacelli could not stop the elusive Derek Thorson. The Alden-Conger quarterback threw two touchdown passes here Friday, but his biggest plays were two long runs for touchdowns.

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Thorson was hemmed in on the sidelines on a sweep play but cu back and galloped 55 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. In the fourth quarter he crushed any thoughts of an L/P comeback with a 94-yard touchdown return to put the Knights up 25-6 en route to a 25-14 win.

Thorson began his big day with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Paul Scrabeck on a fourth and long play in the first quarter. He would later hit Scrabeck with a 12-yard scoring pass. Later being the third quarter.

"We could not stop him running or throwing," L/P coach Mark Buntje said. "He will step back from a hit and then swiftly cut right past you into the clear."

L/P’s big play guy in the game was Brandon Hall. He had a big 65-yard run in the third quarter that started from the L/P six yard line. In the fourth he caught a 29-yard pass from Danny Greibrok.

"We wanted to go over the middle," Buntje said. "Tight end Phil Halbach was being mugged all night so we needed to go somewhere else."

"Danny told me to go through the three hole and sprint down field," Hall said. "I looked for the ball and it was there."

On the next play Greibrok found Halbach in the corner with a 12-yard TD pass. Greibrok would then catch a three yard pass from Matt Row for the two-point conversion on a fake kick making the score 24-15. Greibrok had scored earlier on a one-yard plunge after L/P was set up at the A-C seven yard line with a bad snap on a punt.

Halfway through the fourth quarter L/P had a chance to further cut into the Knights lead when Brian Helle picked up a Thorson fumble. Helle, however, was stripped of the ball as he tried to take the ball 40-yards for a TD. Alden-Conger made the recovery and was again set up with a first down because of a change of the change of possession with six minutes remaining in the game.

"We didn’t getting breaks tonight," Buntje said. "The biggest break they got was the Helle fumble that gave them a first down after being stopped on a third down play."

A-C then held the ball for the next five minutes to close out the win.

Alden-Conger had 209 yards rushing bruiser Alex Drescher picking up 89 yards and the swift Thorson 86. Thorson was 5-of-10 passing for 60 yards with two touchdowns. Scrabeck had all five of Alden’s receptions.

L/P picked up 160 yards on the ground and 78 through the air. Hall ran for 67 yards, Chris Maly ran for 43 yards, and Cory Ransom 42. Greibrok waas 6-for-14-for-70 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Brandon Farris had both picks for the Knights. Six L/P players caught passes both Ransom had two receptions for 16 yards.

L/P ends the year 1-3 at home. They are 2-0 on the road with trips remaining to Grand Meadow and Cleveland.