Junior Knights 2-0 on the season, play home Saturday

12 years ago

    The Junior High Knights football squad pushed their season mark to 2-0 with a 49-7 drubbing of Caribou on a rain-soaked Sincock Field in Caribou last Saturday.   
    Cody Condon got things started by recovering a fumble on the Huskies first offensive series at the Houlton 35-yard line.  The Knights opened with a backup offense led by quarterback Dalton Wilde, who then calmly marched the team 45 yards, capped by a Condon five-yard run, and then ran the ball in for the conversion point himself, making it 7-0, early.     
    The Huskies’ quarterback scored on a 36-yard scamper  to make it 7-7.
    From there, it was all Knights.  Nick Botting set things up next with a 50-yard kickoff return and then scored on a five-yard run (Botting two-point conversion rush) to make it 15-7 midway through the first quarter.
    The first team offense then took the field and Tyler Smith barreled into the end zone on a 36-yard run and converted his own two-point rush to make it 23-7 early in the second quarter. 
    Sam Geary put things out of reach for the Knights with a 50-yard run just after the teams came back from a 20-minute lightning-induced break in the action.  That made it 29-7 at the half. 
    Due to the earlier unscheduled break, there was no halftime break, and Geary scored again midway through the third on a 37-yarder (QB Jared Fox converted) to make it 36-7 after three.
    The fourth quarter was more Knights, as the backup offense, led by Wilde, scored again twice on a 46-yard run by Geary and a  Wilde keeper from five-yards out to make the final score, 49-7. 
    The Knights first-team defense has yet to take the field this year, but their understudies got plenty of work — building the defensive depth of the squad — throughout the contest.  Notable contributions on defense came from  Botting, Fox, second team middle linebacker Tim Glatter, Geary and the younger defensive linemen such as Mike Millet, Zach Hagan and Damon Reynolds.
    The junior Knights will play Saturday at the Airport Field against Millinocket, which is also-undefeated,  at 11 a.m. 
    The Peewee Knights will play at 11 a.m. the following day, also at home at the Airport Field.