Knights Defend Home Turf Against Squires

The Southwood and Manchester football teams hooked up Friday in night one of the county round robin. The Knights defended their home turf, defeating the Squires 38-21.

The Knights did all the scoring in the first quarter when quarterback Robbie Cole connected with Noah Kirk for a 33yd scoring strike and with the Zach Hobson kick led 7-0 after one.

The Knights would extend their lead to 13-0 in the second quarter when after a drive Nathan Hollars took it in from 4yds out with 6:07 to play. The Squires would then get the goose egg off the board with 3:55 left on a Lucas Schilling 4yd TD and after the Ross Messer kick it was 13-7. The Knights would answer right before the half when Cole found Jackson Blair for a 10yd scoring strike and the Knights led 20-7 at the half.

The Knights looked like they were going to take total control to start the third quarter when Cole would find Danny Goff on a 33yd scoring strike to increase the lead to 27-7. The Squires would then regroup and make things interesting. Phoenix Goad would score from 4yds out with 6:03 on the clock to make it 27-14. The Squire defense would stiffen and the offense would strike again two minutes later when Lucas Schilling found Phoenix Goad on a 59yd pass play for a touchdown and the margin was cut to 27-21. Zach Hobson would end the scoring in the third quarter with a field goal with 1:25 left to play as Southwood led 30-21 after three.

The Knights would score one more time in the fourth, which was all the scoring when Robbie Cole threw his fourth touchdown pass of the night, a 10yd TD pass to Goff. The two point conversion was good as the Knights went on to the 38-21 win.

For Southwood Robbie Cole was 14 of 25 for 258yds, 4TD. Nathan Hollars rushed 35 times for 184yds, Robbie Cole 11 for 25 and Jon Berlier 2 for 2. Danny Goff caught 5 passes for 117yds. Jackson Blair had 4 catches for 45yds, Jacob Lloyd 2 for 49yds, Noah Kirk 2 for 37yds and Nathan Hollars 1 for 10yds. 474 t

Nick Rebholz led the team in tackles with 10 solo and 4 assist. Nick McCown and Tristyn Howell had 7 each, Jake Smith and Kale Weiss 6 each. The Knights had 69 team tackles. Nick Rebholz, Jon Berlier and Ryan Barton each had an interception. Corey Phillipy recovered a fumble.

For Manchester Lucas Schilling was 12 of 42 for 189yds  . Jacob Casper rushed 13 times  for 34 yds. Brodi Carter caught 5 passes for 43yds. Phoenix Goad caught 3 for 77yds.


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