The Lourdes Central Knights made a statement against Weeping Water, and, a chance of possibly getting a home field playoff game.
On Thursday, October 18, the Knights hammered the Indians, 70-22.
Coming into this contest, the Knights were on a three game winning streak. After the win, the Knights improved to 5 and 3 on the year, and, 4 and 0 in their district.
Weeping Water got the ball first and drove down to put the game’s first points on the board. Quarterback, Hunter Mortimer ran a qb draw up the middle for the score, and the Indians led 6-0 with 8:32 in the first quarter, after the failed conversion.
The Knights possessed the ball on their own 27 yard line. Colter Fulton completed a pass to Andrew Aldana for 33 yards. Aldana would score two plays later on a 10-yard TD run and the Knights led 8-6 with 7:44 left in the first.
Lourdes scored again when Fulton found Blake Miller for the 19-yard TD pass in the corner of the endzone. (Knights 16-6).
On the first play of the second quarter, Andrew Aldana was off to the races for a 56-yard TD run. After an Indian turnover, Aidan Aldana scored from four yards out, and the Knights had a comfortable, 32-6 lead with 11:30 remaining in the second quarter.
Aidan scored again in the second, when he took the hand off from Fulton and scored the six yard TD. (Knights 38-6).
Lourdes defense continued to force three-and-outs, and with the ball on their own 14-yard line, Andrew Aldana ran through a nice hole, and scored the 66 yard TD.
The Knights forced another turnover with 5:09 left to play in the second quarter. With the ball on the Weeping Water 24-yard line, Aidan Aldana scampered all the way for the TD run and by halftime the Knights led 54-6.
Quarterback, Blake Miller, got in on the action when he ran a qb draw for a 47-yard TD in the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Weeping Water scored on a run play with 10:07 left in the fourth. On the following kickoff, Cristian Watkins took the ball down the sideline for the 75-yard TD return, and the Knights went on to win the game 70-22.
“I thought we did a nice job executing up front on offense,” Coach Clay Carlton said after the win. “After that first series, I thought we did a good job at handling our gaps and playing good sound football.”
The Lourdes offensive line opened up a lot of holes for the backfield to run through. “I was impressed offensively on how we got off the ball and dominated the line of scrimmage,” Carlton said.
Carlton also mentioned that he was very proud of every player on the team. With the score being lopsided, the Knights were able to get plenty of guys some experience. “I’m proud of each and every one of them,” said Carlton.
With the regular season over, the Knights, who won it’s district, will patiently wait to see if they get a home game for the playoffs.