WESTON – The Taylor County Middle School football team opened their 2018 season with an impressive win over the Patriots of Robert L. Bland. The Knights used an aggressive attack and a stingy defense to shutout RLB 36 to 0.
The Knights offense accumulated 306 yards total offense with 241 coming on the ground and 65 coming through the air.
Kenny Humphries led the ground game for TCMS as he gained 116 yards on 18 carries. The remaining rushing yards came from Dakota Vanscoy (5-41), Charles Hoskins (8-34), Arron Baker (5-25) and Cole Mooney (4-25).
Scoring rushing touchdowns for TCMS were Humphries (2) and Barker.
Cole Mooney and Bryson Bish both saw action at quarterback for the Knights as they combined for 65 passing yards. Mooney was 2 for 2 for 26 yards and one touchdown while Bish was 2 for 3 with one touchdown.
Alex Hess was the top receiver for the Knights as he caught one pass for 39 yards and a touchdown. Hoskins added another catch for TCMS for 20 yards and another score. Barker also had two catches for a total of seven yards.
The Knights were without their field goal kicker for the evening so they had to “go for two” after their touchdowns. Hoskins converted one PAT while Barker added two more for the Knights.
The Knights defense held Bland to 32 total yards in the contest and did not allow a first down until three minutes to go in the game. Triston Floyd and RJ White both recorded interceptions during the contest.
The Knights will play their second consecutive road contest this Thursday as they travel to Lost Creek to face South Harrison. The game is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.