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.