The Southwood Knight football team battled Whitko in a shoot out Friday, with the Wildcats edging the Knights in a 41-35 battle.
Southwood would strike first just one minute in to the game when quarterback Robbie Cole found Jackson Blair from 21yds out to take a 7-0 lead after the Zach Hobson extra point. Whitko would respond with two rushing touchdowns in the quarter to lead the Knights 14-7 after one.
The shoot out would happen in the second quarter when each team score three times. The Knights looked like they were going to take control, using a 6 play 65 yard drive with Nathan Hollars scoring from 9yds out to tie the game at 14. After holding Whitko, Robbie Cole found Danny Goff on the first play for a 75yd scoring strike to take a 21-14 lead. Whitko would respond with a 68yd run to tie the game when the Knights would go again. On the Knights second play of the drive, Hollars broke loose for 58yds to find pay dirt to go up 28-21. In the last four minutes Whitko would score two more time to lead at the half 35-28.
Whitko would strike first in the third quarter on an 18yd pass play, missing the extra point to lead 41-28. The Knights would go 60yds in two plays for their next score with Robbie Cole taking it in from 4yds out, making it 41-35 with a quarter to go.
Neither team could muster a score in the fourth quarter as Whitko held on to defeat Southwood 41-35.
Robbie Cole was 9 of 24 for 212yds and 2 TD’s
Nathan Hollars rushed 13 times for 137yds, 2 TD’s
Danny Goff caught 3 passes for 96yds, 1 TD.
Nathan Hollars caught 2 passes for 56yds.
Jackson Blair caught 2 passes for 30yds, 1 TD.
Keaton Weiss and Noah Kirk caught one pass each.