Knights Explode In Sectional Win

The Southwood Knight football team showed Friday what has been building all year, an explosion. The Knights put up 24 first quarter points on their way to a 58-19 sectional win over Fremont.

Southwood led 24-0 after the first quarter with the second quarter becoming a shootout. Southwood would out score Fremont 21-19 in the second quarter and the route was on as the Knights led 45-19 at the half.

With things getting a little ”chippy” the Knights would hold their composure, tacking on 13 more points in the third quarter in route to the 58-19 win.

The Knights struck on the ground and through the air with a balanced offense that put up 437 yards on offense, plus another 65yds on kick returns.  The defense racked up 64 tackles, had 4 interceptions and a fumble recovery.

On offense Robbie Cole was 10 of 21 for 152yds, 4TD’s. Jackson Blair was on the receiving end of 2 of Cole’s TD passes, catching 4 passes for 47yds. Jacob Lloyd had 2 catches for 36yds, Danny Goff 3 catches for 25yds, 1TD, Nathan Hollars 1 catch for 44yds, 1TD. Nathan Hollars led the rushing attack with 205yds on 29 carries.Robbie Cole added 81yds on 6 carries.

Johnny Jones and Tristyn Howell led the defense with 8 tackles each. Kale Weiss added 6, Zach Ball 5 and Ryan Barton 5. Austin Schlemmer, Zach Ball, Nathan Hollars and Nick McCown each had an interception. Corey Phillipy had a fumble recovery.

The Knights host Southern Wells next Friday. Southwood topped the Raiders 29-22 on August 23rd.

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