The Gold Standard
Fort Knox, KY | October 23, 2017
Speed. Tackles. Blocking. Lots and lots of blocking.
Those were just some of the elements that turned what might have been a close football game between the Eagles and the Caverna Colonels into a Fort Knox High School senior night to remember.
Score aside, the Colonels moved the ball effectively against the Eagles throughout much of the game. When it came time to shut down their offense, though, the Eagles stepped up big with intense pressure on the quarterback and key tackles at or behind the line.
Going into the half, the Eagles enjoyed a comfortable 28-0 lead. Maybe a little too comfortable.
The Colonels came out strong in the third quarter determined to exploit the halftime break. It worked as they shut down the Eagles’ first drive, got the ball back and decisively marched down the field for their first score.
The Eagles demonstrated they can win. Wilson said they’ll need that momentum going forward.
“We have a tough game coming up next week in Bethlehem, another very important district game,” Wilson said. “The kids are on a high note right now and they’re playing really good football, so I like our chances.”
**Maleeq Walters is mis-identified as Maleeq White in this article