Lindsay runs over Chico, 40-13

By Bob Buckel | Published Saturday, October 20, 2012
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The Lindsay Knights brought a balanced offense Friday night and jumped on visiting Chico for a 40-13 win.

Both teams brought a 4-2 season record into the game, but the win bumped Lindsay’s district 7-1A record to 2-0 while the Dragons fell to 0-2 in district play.

Lindsay jumped out on top less than a minute-and-a-half into the game, when quarterback John Haverkamp broke a 57-yard run for a touchdown. Haverkamp ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, and kicked four extra points.

After Chico’s offense sputtered, Lindsay got the ball back and scored with 4:40 left in the first quarter on an 18-yard pass from Haverkamp to Cody Thurman. Haverkamp’s kick was blocked, and it was 13-0.

Chico rallied early in the second quarter when Marshall Anderle picked off a Haverkamp pass at the Lindsay 23 and ran it back to the 1 yard line. Dylan Hightower plunged in from there and after Dalton Tullos’ kick, the lead was cut to 13-7.

The Knights answered, by reeling off the next 27 points and by the time the Dragons scored again the game was out of reach.

The final Chico score was a beauty, as Hunter York found Matt Carter streaking down the field for a 62-yard pass and run with 3:15 left in the third quarter. The kick failed and the scoring was over.

Chico’s 264 passing yards outpaced Lindsay’s 200, as York was 28-for-41 with one interception. Lindsay’s Haverkamp threw just 17 times, completing nine but giving up two interceptions, to Anderle and Chris Gilmore. The Knights also lost two fumbles, both recovered by Chico’s Darrion Riggs.

But the Dragons couldn’t run the ball, as 19 carries resulted in a negative 30 yards rushing. Meanwhile, Lindsay powered for 306 yards on 31 carries, led by Haverkamp’s 129 on 10 carries.

Lindsay’s domination was dulled by 12 penalties for a whopping 110 yards, most of it holding.


Chico … 0 … 7 … 6 … … 0-13
Lindsay … 13 … 13 … 14 … … 0-40


Lindsay, 10:29 – John Haverkamp 57 run; John Haverkamp kick
Lindsay, 4:40 – John Haverkamp 18 pass to Cody Therman; kick failed


Chico, 10:18 – Dylan Hightower 1 run; Dalton Tullos kick
Lindsay, 6:30 – Haverkamp 25 run; PAT run failed
Lindsay, 1:09 – Caleb Anderle 14 run; Haverkamp kick


Lindsay, 11:40 – Blake Walker 64 run; Haverkamp kick
Lindsay, 4:57 – Hud Harrison 40 interception return; Haverkamp kick
Chico, 3:15 – Hunter York 62 pass to Matt Carter; kick failed


First Downs … 15 … 17
Rushes-Yards … 19-(-30) … 31-306
Passing Yards … 264 … 200
Total Yards … 234 … 506
C-A-I … 28-41-1 … 9-17-2
Punts-Avg. … 6-30 … 2-40
Fumbles-Lost … 3-2 … 3-2
Penalties-Yards … 7-40 … 12-110


Rushing: Chico, none; Lindsay, John Haverkamp 10-129
Passing: Chico, Hunter York, 28-41-1; Lindsay, Haverkamp, 9-17-2
Receiving: Chico, Matt Carter, 8-117; Lindsay, Caleb Anderle, 2-54

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