LOST CREEK— After weeks of long, hard and strenuous practices that pushed the players to their limits, the Taylor County Middle School Knights football team was ready to prove their hard work on the field, as they opened their season on Wednesday, September 9.
The Knights, led by head coach Bobby Beltner, traveled to Lost Creek Wednesday evening to go head-to-head with the South Harrison Hawks, at South Harrison High School.
“We were a little banged up heading into the opener,” Beltner commented. “My coaches did a great job adjusting personnel before kickoff, and the kids executed the game plan.”
Jarrett Blackhurst led the Knights rushing for than 150 yards and putting three touchdowns on the board.
Meanwhile, teammate Kaden Keener played solid on both sides of the ball, recording more than 100 rushing yards and received an 11 yard pass in the in zone from Cam Foley to add another Knights touchdown.
Adding to Keener’s impressive performance he also led the team in tackles recording 10 on the night.
While the Hawks didn’t make it easy, the Knights were still able to prevail and bring home a 26-16 win.
“Obviously we have room for improvement, but we are happy to be 1-0 to start the season,” said Beltner.
The Knights are scheduled to play their second game of the season on Wednesday, September 16, at Grafton High School, where they will take on the Washington Irving Hilltoppers. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m.