FARMINGTON—The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Knights Football team traveled to Farmington to face the Huskies of North Marion Middle School on Wednesday, October 14.
The Knights were on the road for this showdown and decimated the Huskies with a final score of 34-18.
TCMS Head Coach Bobby Beltner stated, “I thought we played decent for the most part, Max recovering that fumble in the end zone was so critical. Kaden Keener did great on both sides of the ball, and speedster Troy Weber has returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the last two games.”
Kaden Keener led the Knights, carrying the ball 15 times, for 124 yards. He also crossed the line for two touchdowns in the matchup.
Troy Weber was also able to move the ball down the field for TCMS, recording 52 yards on seven carries.
Weber continued his impressive streak for rushing, as he also had a 70-yard kickoff return resulting in a Knights touchdown for the second game in a row.
Knights’ running back Jarrett Blackhurst also had seven touches for 42 yards and one touchdown.
The Knights defense steamrolled the Huskies, led by Kaden Keener with seven tackles and Max Bracero taking down the ball carrier five times and recovering a critical fumble in the second half, resulting in a TCMS touchdown.
Knights’ defender Riley Humphries also recovered a fumble, adding to the already stellar TCMS performance.
The Knights took their impressive squad on the road again this week as they traveled to face the Patriots of RL Bland Middle School on Thursday, October 22.
However, this meeting was a hard fought battle and resulted in the Knights falling to the Patriots in the final seconds of the game, with a score of 24-20.
Full details of the Knights’ battle against RL Bland will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Mountain Statesman.