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South, North Harrison football teams end pigskin season with all-star games, party

The youth football programs for South and North Harrison youth football ended their football seasons with the final playoff on Oct. 20.
On the 5th and 6th grade level, the playoff games were held at North Harrison with Corydon’s Bennett and Bennett Bears defeating Corydon’s Community 1st Bank Raiders by a 20-6 score.
Led by the running back tandem of Bryan Schroeder and Brett Eads, the Bears fought back from a 6-0 deficit to take control of the game. The Bears had three interceptions by Schroeder, Nick Watkins and Jon McKnight.
For the Bears, Schroeder had two touchdowns and Eads had the other score. For the Raiders, Caleb Booth got things started with a 65-yard TD run.
In other playoff games, the North Harrison Blue team defeated Corydon’s Gerdon Auto Rams in a defensive battle, 6-0, to place third. The NH Blues score the game-winning touchdown on a last-second score by John Becker. The North Harrison Red team defeated NH Green, 18-12, to place fifth in the playoffs.
The final season standings were as follows: (C) Bennett and Bennett Bears 6-0, (C) Community 1st Bank Raiders 4-2, (C) Gerdon Auto Rams 3-3, NH Blue 2-4, NH Green 2-4, NH Red 1-5.

n The Corydon 5th and 6th grade youth football teams had an award pizza party last week with the following awards presented: M.V. Offensive Lineman — Tyler Jenson (Rams), Jon McKnight (Bears), Joe Simon (Raiders); M.V. Defensive Lineman — Travis Miller (Rams), Matt Carver (Bears), Andrew Simler (Raiders); M.V. Offensive Back — Joe Kapicka (Rams), Bryan Schroeder (Bears), Caleb Booth (Raiders); Team M.V.P. — Jamie Morris (Rams), Jon McKnight (Bears), Julian Robinson (Raiders); Most Improved — Ben Melton (Rams), Kendrick Decker (Bears), Dylan Davison (Raiders); Biggest Hit — Brett Eads; Attitude — Bradley Wright; Best Newcomer — Tyler Bube; M.V.P. Offense — Bryan Schroeder; M.V.P. Defense — Matt Carver.

n Two all-star games were played after the regular season.
On Oct. 30 Corydon’s All-stars battled North Harrison’s All-stars at Corydon Central High School, with the hosts pitching the shutout, 24-0.
Corydon’s running back, Caleb Booth, got his team on the board first with a touchdown run of 48 yards in the first quarter.
The second score of the game came on a 62-yard romp by Bryan Schroeder.
Brett Eads took the opening kickoff of the second half 71 yards for the score, with the final scoreboard outburst coming on a 65-yard reception by Schroeder.
For the game, Corydon was led by the running of Schroeder’s eight carries and 122 yards and Booth’s four carries and 93 yards.
Middle linebacker Jon “The Hammer” McKnight led Corydon’s defensive effort with 12 tackles.
Corydon’s All-stars played on the road Oct. 28 against Clarksville’s best. The Clarksville team had not been defeated in two years in the regular season.
That is, until it squared off against Corydon.
In an offensive effort that was led by Schroeder (three TD, 161 yds. rushing) and Eads (two TD, 98 yds. rushing), Corydon tripped the hosts, 38-20.
The visitors trailed, 14-12, at the half before the defense took over and allowed only one first down for Clarksville in the second set.
To start the third quarter Corydon’s Joe Kapicka returned a kickoff to the Clarksville 3. Julian Robinson pulled off a QB sneak on the next play to give his team a led it wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the way.

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