Knights defend home turf against Squires

by Gary Andrews

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 33 yard 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 4 yards 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 4 yard 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 10-yard 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 33 yard scoring strike to increase the lead to 27-7. The Squires would then regroup and make things interesting. Phoenix Goad would score from 4 yards 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 59-yard 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 10 yard 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 258 yards, 4TD. Nathan Hollars rushed 35 times for 184 yards, Robbie Cole 11 for 25 and Jon Berlier 2 for 2. Danny Goff caught 5 passes for 117 yards. Jackson Blair had 4 catches for 45 yards, Jacob Lloyd 2 for 49 yards, Noah Kirk 2 for 37 yards and Nathan Hollars 1 for 10 yards.

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 189 yards. Jacob Casper rushed 13 times for 34 yards. Brodi Carter caught 5 passes for 43 yards. Phoenix Goad caught 3 for 77 yards.

Posted on 2013 Oct 08