LOST CREEK—The Taylor County Middle School football team traveled to Lost Creek last Thursday night to take on South Harrison Middle School. The young Knights used a late fourth quarter score to defeat South Harrison 7 to 6.
The lone score for the Knights was a touchdown by Arron Barker with less than three minutes to go in the game to tie the score at six. South Harrison had scored a touchdown in the third quarter but failed to convert the extra point.
With the game tied at six, Coach Beltner decided that he could rely on his first year field goal kicker to convert the extra point for the Knights. In comes Layne England who has never kicked in a live regular season game. After a good snap and a good hold, England calmly spilt the uprights like he had done this a thousand times. With the kick the Knights would win their second game of the season.
Kenny Humphries led the Knights on the ground with 15 carries for 46 yards. The remaining rushing yards were recorded by Arron Barker (6-37), Charles Hoskins (3-24) and Cole Mooney (4-(-8)).
Mooney led the Knights through the air as he was 3 for 4 for 35 yards. The top receiver for Mooney was Barker who had one catch for 30 yards. Hoskins added two catches for five yards for the Knights.
The TCMS defense surrendered 59 total yards to South Harrison as Alex Hess and Barker led the team with five tackles each.
“We played really sloppy and had many mental mistakes, a repeat of that this week and Wednesday will be a long night against a talented WI team,” said head coach Bobby Beltner. “We are young and have only one starter from last year so we can’t make a-lot of mistakes and expect to compete,” he added.
A stat for last week’s game against Robert L. Bland.
The TCMS defense was led by Ben Leach and Arron Barber who both recorded five tackles in the contest.
The Knights will be back in action tonight as they will host their first home game of the season. The Knight will welcome Washington Irving to McKinney Field with the kickoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m.