News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Breaking News

Top Story

August 25, 2012

Pats reclaim Bell: North dominates second half for victory

TERRE HAUTE — Unofficially, four minutes and 33 seconds.

That was Terre Haute South’s time of possession in the second half of Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference high school football Friday night at Memorial Stadium, and its one of several statistics explaining how Terre Haute North dominated those two periods on the way to a 27-10 victory.

The Braves led 3-0 at halftime and could have been farther ahead. Then North came out of the locker room with the intent of establishing its ground game and did so — 265 yards for the game, 212 of those in the second half and probably well over 100 of those yards after contact.

“They responded,” coach Chris Barrett of the Patriots said of his team. “We played about as poorly as we could [in the first half] … but we got a great reaction [in the locker room]. Everybody stayed positive.”

“Coach Barrett told us at halftime we were running soft,” said Patriot running back Brother Scank, “and I took that personal.”

Scank finished the game with 110 yards in 20 carries, but had plenty of help. Ricky Brookins added 80 yards on 15 tries, Kai Stratten 55 on 10 attempts.

And as the second half wore on, all of them — but particularly Scank — were knocking defenders backward on first contact, or carrying potential tacklers on their back, or both.

“We executed,” coach Barrett said. “We got into a rhythm and we started going at ’em.”

“We have so much depth in the backfield,” Scank added.

North actually took the lead in the third quarter on a pass play. After six straight runs that took the ball into South territory, the South defenders weren’t ready for a slant pass from Chris Barrett II to Austin Lewis that Lewis took untouched for the final 37 yards.

South actually picked up a first down on its next drive, but a dropped pass and two big defensive plays by Calvin Blank — who knocked down one pass, then circled his blocker and knocked the ball out of quarterback Danny Etling’s hand as he attempted a third-down throw — got the Braves off the field in 63 seconds.

Back down the field came the Patriots, 88 yards in 12 running plays. Both Brookins and Stratten had 20-yard gains, and Stratten went the final yard for a 14-3 lead with 2:57 left in the third quarter.

South sophomore Michael Watt returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards, getting the Braves back within 14-10 and enlivening his team’s sideline. But that 13 seconds of possession also meant the South defense was right back on the field again.

This time it took the Patriots 11 plays to go 55 yards, and they overcame a couple of setbacks in doing so. A penalty was followed by a botched handoff between the younger Barrett and Scank, but lineman Austin Vermillion somehow saved the ball by diving into the pile to recover it.

“We both made mistakes,” Scank said of that play, “but we got it back and we didn’t lose focus … we didn’t let the momentum change.” Indeed not, as Barrett completed a 30-yard pass to Lewis on third-and-19, setting up a touchdown for Scank on the second play of the fourth quarter.

“[The Patriots] were able to control the clock,” coach Mark Raetz of the Braves said afterward. “We were already playing guys both ways … we had a couple guys go out with injuries … and we just got wore down.”

“I really think our conditioning is paying off,” coach Barrett said. “We’ve won the second half both weeks so far.”

With more than 11 minutes left and Etling at the controls, South had plenty of time for a comeback, and got a quick first down helped by a North penalty. But Patriot linebacker Lee Davis, maybe the best player on the field Friday night, had a bull-rush blitz that drew a holding penalty that wiped out a good-sized South gain, forcing the Braves to punt.

Although South’s defense came back to force a punt of its own, the South return man made an ill-advised decision to field a bouncing kick, lost it, and North’s Alan Grayless recovered at the 4-yard line to set up a clinching touchdown by Stratten.

South had taken the opening kickoff and marched quickly down the field, a 31-yard run by Pedro Piloni the big play in a drive from the South 20 to the North 21. Davis sacked Etling after a juggled shotgun snap that stalled the drive, but Adam Kahn booted a 37-yard field goal.

The Braves got a big play on their second possession too, a 37-yard pass from Etling to Logan Steward. But Steward and fellow receiver Jacob Johnson collided on the play, injuring both, and a holding penalty helped the Braves waste that scoring chance.

North had a touchdown pass called back by a penalty, then threw an interception to South’s Jonathan Weakley on the next play. But South’s snaps continued to be shaky — center Zac Harper was discovered to have torn his anterior cruciate ligament last week — and the Braves failed to score on two more drives. North drove to South’s 24 with nine seconds left in the half, but missed a field goal — one a referee said would have been good on high school goal posts (ISU’s are narrower). “We were trying to figure out what we were doing [because of the injuries, particularly at receiver] … but the game goes on,” Raetz said. “Obviously we’re disappointed, but we’ve got a lot of games ahead of us and we’ve got a lot of kids of high character. We’ve just got to get ready to play next week.”

The Braves wound up limited to 136 total yards, with Davis a tackling machine in the first half.

“We did great,” the big linebacker said of the defense — which his father, Clint Davis, coordinates. “We were flying and knocking some heads … we really stepped it up tonight.”

“We preach tempo, technique and toughness,” coach Barrett said. “We had a great game plan tonight. All the coaches did a great job, and the kids believed in it and executed.”

“This is one of the best [games] I’ve had,” said Scank, a statement that had nothing to do with statistics. “Getting [the Liberty Bell] back, instead of protecting it, is so much more dramatic.”

“We got the Bell, that’s all that matters,” Davis added.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Top Story
  • US Exhibition Basketb_Will.jpg UPDATE: Pacers' George suffers serious leg injury in U.S. exhibition

    Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night.

    August 1, 2014 5 Photos

  • broadwaycrash.JPG Brazil church group in bus crash

    One person is dead after a four-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn., involving a church bus from Brazil.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Switzerland Obit Wint_Ter .jpg Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

    GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world’s consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ukraine Plane_Morg.jpg Update: Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down today over a town in eastern Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • photo.JPG UPDATE: Coroner releases cause of death

    Carbon monoxide poisoning was the cause of death for a resident of Deming Center whose body was found Thursday night inside his apartment.

    July 5, 2014 3 Photos 2 Stories

  • photo(4).JPG UPDATE 2: Fire official says one man dies in overnight Deming Center fire

    One man is dead after an overnight fire at the Deming Center, a low-income housing facility in downtown Terre Haute.

    July 4, 2014 3 Photos 1 Story

  • photo(4).JPG Fatality reported in Deming Center fire
    One person is dead following an overnight fire at Deming Center in downtown Terre Haute.

    July 4, 2014 3 Photos

  • Judge strikes down Kentucky's gay marriage ban

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses

    July 1, 2014

  • Supreme Court Birth C_Morg.jpg Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • MET062514barretthug.jpg ‘It feels wonderful…’: Indiana same-sex marriage ban struck down

    As they held hands and looked into each other’s eyes, Nikki and Donnica Barrett exchanged wedding vows in a Vigo County courtroom late Wednesday afternoon.

    June 26, 2014 10 Photos 1 Story

  • MET062514barretthug.jpg UPDATE: Vigo judge marries first two same-sex couples

    Vigo County Clerk David Crockett issued the county's first two marriage licenses to same-sex couples late this afternoon. The marriages were performed by Vigo Judge Chris Newton.

     

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo 7 Stories

  • Same-sex couple seeking marriage license in Vigo clerk's office

    A same-sex couple is seeking a marriage license in the Vigo County Clerk's Office.

    June 25, 2014 1 Story

  • APTOPIX Gay Marriage _Morg.jpg ACROSS INDIANA: The latest news after gay marriage ruling

    Pence: Marriage should be a state-by-state choice

    GOP leader: Supreme Court must act on marriage

    Some counties wait to issue gay marriage licenses

    Gay marriage opponents say they 'warned' of ruling

    Same-sex couples in Indiana hail equal treatment

    Indiana AG says it will appeal gay marriage ruling

    Judge strikes down Indiana ban on gay marriage

    1st gay couple marries legally in Indianapolis

    June 25, 2014 3 Photos 1 Story

  • Gay Marriage Indiana_Morg.jpg UPDATE: Ruling allows gay couples to wed in Indiana

    Court clerk began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples about an hour after ruling.

    June 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • gay marriage protest UPDATE: Judge strikes down Indiana ban on gay marriage

    A federal judge has struck down Indiana’s ban on gay marriage, calling it unconstitutional.
    U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Wednesday that the state’s ban violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal-protection clause in a mixed ruling involving lawsuits from several gay couples.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mideast Israel Syria_Tayl.jpg BREAKING: Israeli military carries out airstrikes in Syria

    Israeli warplanes bombed the Syrian military headquarters and a number of other targets inside Syria, the Israeli military said Monday (Jerusalem time), in a blistering response to a cross-border attack that left an Israeli teenager dead the previous day.

    June 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • MET 031511 CLIFF LAMBERT.jpg UPDATE: Rift widens over TIF, city payroll

    City officials transferred $600,000 from a Department of Redevelopment bank account to “City of Terre Haute Payroll” on May 15, one day before a Friday payday, according to documents obtained by the Tribune-Star on Wednesday.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo 9 Stories

  • SPT031114 reed2.jpg A.J. Reed picked by Astros with first pick of second round

    Terre Haute native A.J. Reed wasn’t expecting the Houston Astros to be the team that would select him in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.
    But now that they nabbed him late Thursday night with the first pick of the second round, No. 42 overall, he’s ready to wear an Astros cap.

    June 5, 2014 5 Photos

  • Obit Maya Angelou_Ter .jpg University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

    Maya Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement today. She was 86. Angelou had served as a professor of American studies at the school since 1982. Angelou had been set to appear this week at the Major League Baseball Beacon Awards Luncheon, but canceled in recent days citing an unspecified illness.

    May 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • IndyCar Indy 500 Auto_Will.jpg UPDATE: Hunter-Reay holds off Castroneves to win thrilling Indy 500

    The finish was worth the wait for Ryan Hunter-Reay, who used a series of daredevil moves to deny Helio Castroneves a chance at history.

    May 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • MVC Tournament: Rain, lightning halts Dallas Baptist-Bradley game

    Dallas Baptist and Bradley game postponed last Wednesday. Game will be resumed Thursday.

    May 22, 2014

  • MET050714 midgets signs.jpg The next turn

    After more than five decades at the same place, the Terre Haute Quarter Midget Association is considering moving to a new location.

    May 11, 2014 8 Photos

  • MET 050414 ROLL-OVER.jpg Man airlifted after SUV hits 2 poles

    One man was taken by helicopter on Sunday to an Indianapolis trauma center after a single-vehicle accident in Otter Creek in Vigo County.

    May 4, 2014 4 Photos

  • MET050214 oil .jpg Striking Oil: Terre Haute tea found at ISU

    President Dan Bradley held a jar of it in his hands.

    May 2, 2014 2 Photos 1 Story

  • Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

    Three years after a tornado devastated the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia, its residents again huddled in storm cellars as the most powerful twister this year carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburbs north of the state capital, killing at least 16 people.

    April 28, 2014

  • g0a0000000000000000199182feda36875d04ad1858366562da720dac42.jpg 'Suicide by cop' death ends police standoff

    A young fugitive was shot and killed by SWAT police in this Mississippi town Friday when he emerged from a three-hour standoff at a relative's home firng a handgun at officers while a crowd of bystanders looked on.

    April 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • firstcarphotoforweb copy.jpg Remember Your First Car?

    Tell us about it! Your memories could be part of an upcoming story in the Tribune-Star. Click on this story to find out how.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mushroom2 (2).jpg Morels: Foragers can now go off-trail

    Rain that pounded Brown County State Park in early April dampened the number of hikers and mountain bikers in Indiana’s largest state park, but foragers of the property’s 15,000 acres of forest welcomed the weather.

    April 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • APTOPIX California Bu_Ter (2).jpg 10 killed in California school bus crash

    ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed over a grassy median on a Northern California freeway and slammed into a bus carrying 44 high school students in an explosive crash that left 10 people dead, authorities said.

    April 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • Ukraine_Ter .jpg 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, April 8:

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Hispanic Caucus Slams GOP for Border Bill Shifts Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo
NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity