Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


October 13, 2012

Pirates top Chargers 26-7 in finale

Greensburg — The North Decatur and Greensburg football teams entered Friday's regular-season finale with matching records and a chance to take football supremacy for the 2012 season.

Greensburg visited North's Ed Kaelin Field and overcame a slow start to tally a 26-7 win in a physical contest.

The Pirates end the regular season at 7-2, while the Chargers are now 6-3 on the season. Neither team lost two straight games all season.

Celebrating Senior Night, the host Chargers took first shot at the endzone and jumped ahead in the first quarter. Junior quarterback Brock Ricke went to the air for a 44-yard touchdown pass to senior Jason Kirchhoff in the first quarter. Before the game, North took a moment to honor Kirchhoff for surpassing Ben Buening's school rushing record of 4,417 yards.

Greensburg senior Ryan Martin scored three touchdowns on the night, including the go-ahead score inside one minute left in the first half. North blocked the extra-point attempt.

Martin made it 19-7 with 8:21 left in the third quarter on a 2-yard run.

Despite a 20-yard run by Kirchhoff, a 19-yard catch by senior John Hammersmith on third down, a roughing-the-passer penalty, and another Hammersmith conversion to the 14, North was unable to cut into the deficit. Greensburg senior Jack Eberhardt notched his first of two clutch interceptions.

Martin later scored with 2:02 left from the 3 to cap a 9-play, 90-yard Pirate drive.

Kirchhoff gained 45 yards rushing, unofficially, while Ricke passed for 127 yards.

Greensburg gained 273 yards. Green rushed for 124 yards and scored the Pirates' first touchdown. Martin rushed for 77 yards and three touchdowns, while senior Derek Chambers rushed for 40 yards. Junior Andy Meadows added 15, while senior Kyle Moeller added 10.

All statistics are unofficial at the time the story went to press.

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.

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