The Lourdes Central Knights took the field at Peru State College to take on Bruning-Davenport/Shickley, where the Eagles pulled away from the Knights 52-26 on September 14.
BDS got on the board in the first quarter when John Christensen found Logan Schroeder for a ten yard pass that was deflected off the hand of Knights defensive back, Tanner Kochanowicz.
The Eagles took a 12-0 lead with over two minutes left in the first quarter, when BDS intercepted a pass and ran the ball in from three yards out.
Trailing 18 to 0 in the second quarter, Lourdes put together a solid drive that started at their own 30 yard line. An 11 yard run by Aidan Aldana and a 24 yard pass from Colter Fulton to Blake Miller, capped off by a five yard TD run by Fulton, the Knights were down 18-6 after a failed conversion with 8:46 to play in the second quarter.
After the Knights defense forced a three-and-out, Fulton found Miller in the end zone for a 24 yard pass play, and the Knights were trailing by four (18-14) after a successful two-point conversion.
Just over two minutes left in the first half, the Eagles picked off a pass and returned the ball for a 14 yard TD. (Conversion no good).
Andrew Aldana got the Knights within four points when he ran a 65 yard TD. On third and twelve, Aldana took the hand off and adjusted to the other side of the field and was off to the races.
With :21 left and the Eagles winning 24-20, BDS threw a pass out to the left and scored with :10 left to play in the second quarter, as the Eagles led 32-20 at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Eagles added to it’s lead with an eight yard TD run by Christensen. (Conversion failed).
Still in the third, the Knights defense forced a fumble and Kochanowicz jumped on the ball for the recovery and the Knights took over on the Eagles 34 yard line. On first and goal and the ball at the one yard line, Fulton would sneak the ball in for the score and Lourdes trailed 38-26 with 3:15 left in the third quarter. Unfortunately that’s all the closer the Knights would get as the Eagles expanded it's lead for the win.
The Knights (1-3) will be at home to take on Elmwood-Murdock (1-2) on Friday, September 21. Game time: 7 p.m.