Fighting Under Friday Night Lights

By Thomas Warren    The Knights came out and fought hard, but didn’t come out with the win, this Homecoming. The Knights faced off against rival and last year’s region champs, the Iroquois Braves. Even though Iroquois is undefeated, The Knights looked to come out and make a statement. However, the combination of turnovers and lack of focus forced The Knights to be down 21-0 at half.

    Knights came out in the second half and put up two touchdowns. First,junior quarterback, Spencer Head, put the ball in the air to junior, Jaydon Hayes, for a touchdown and then senior, Bryon Braswell, added another on the ground. The game really got exciting when Ross Venman came out and kicked two points after the touchdown.

   Unfortunately, the Knights couldn’t get it done on defensive side of the ball, with the strong running game of the Braves adding a few more touchdowns to take the win 44-14 over EHS. The Squire took time to get a different point of view from two senior captains, Adam Pascuzzi and John Bortz.

The Squire: What was the expectation going into Friday night?

John Bortz: To come out strong with good intensity and execute our game plan.

TS: How do you think Friday night went as a whole?

JB: If we didn’t have four turnovers, it would have been a different story.

TS: As a captain, how do you think do you bring your team up when they are down?

JB: I work at communicating better and encouraging them even if there is adversity.

TS: What do you think held the Knights back from the win on Friday?

JB: Ball security, not staying focused when needed.

The Squire asked the same questions to other senior captain, Adam Pascuzzi.

The Squire: What was the expectation going into Friday night?

Adam Pascuzzi: I didn’t expect us to come out the way we did; we came out sloppy and not really focused.

TS: How do you think Friday night went as a whole?

AP: Overall pretty good, but we have minor things to work on, on both sides of the ball.

TS: As a captain, how do you think do you bring your team up when they are down?

AP: I usually just bring them up by telling them we are in sight of making a big play, pick your head up, and don’t let it get you down we still have a game to play.

TS: What do you think held the Knights back from the win on Friday?

AP: Turnovers were a big factor in the game and that is one of the main things that held up back.

    The Knights football team still has a few more games this season, and is looking to finishing their season with a strong winning record, so come out and support them!

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