Knights football explodes in sectional win

By Gary Andrews

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 attack that put up 437 yards on offense, plus another 65 yards on kick returns.  The defense racked up 64 tackles, had four interceptions and a fumble recovery.

On offense Robbie Cole was 10 of 21 for 152 yardss, 4TD’s. Jackson Blair was on the receiving end of 2 of Cole’s TD passes, catching 4 passes for 47 yards. Jacob Lloyd had 2 catches for 36 yards, Danny Goff 3 catches for 25 yards, 1TD, Nathan Hollars 1 catch for 44 yards, 1TD. Nathan Hollars led the rushing attack with 205 yards on 29 carries.  Cole added 81 yards 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 Friday, Nov. 1. Southwood topped the Raiders 29-22 on Aug. 23.

Posted on 2013 Oct 29