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Norwin football prepares to host Latrobe

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, 8:55 p.m.
 

The big play continues to hurt Norwin football.

The Knights led by a touchdown at halftime, but a bad punt snap led to a safety, which put the Norwin defense in a hole and helped McKeesport roar back for a 26-7 win last Friday.

Nick Amendola scored on a 6-yard run to give Norwin (0-3, 0-3) a 7-0 lead, but three scoring runs by McKeesport (1-2, 1-1) quarterback Eddie Stockett and 101 yards rushing for Hodari Christian gave the Tigers the win.

“I think we improved, and I'm disappointed we didn't win,” Norwin coach Art Tragesser said. “We made mistakes in the second half that we didn't in the first half.

“It could have been 14-0 at halftime. It was windy, and we ran our flea-flicker play. Our kid dives and catches it, but if there's no wind, maybe he catches it in stride. We were playing well, and in the end, it took a Division I quarterback (Stockett) to beat us.”

The Knights host Latrobe (1-2, 0-2) this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a battle between the two winless teams in Quad East Conference play.

“(Latrobe has) a very good quarterback (Logan Cairns) and a good set of running backs,” Tragesser said. “We'll have a big challenge ahead of us if we can't improve on turnovers.”

Matt Grubba is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5830 or mgrubba@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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