The Knights traveled to Nelson Field last Friday night to do battle with the LBJ Jaguars, in a game that could determine the district championship. When the final whistle blew the Knights came up on the short end of the score 20 to 17.
McCallum found itself in what appeared to be a defensive struggle with both teams’ defenses playing strong in the first half. LBJ was able to go into the locker room at halftime with a 10 to 3 lead. The Knights lone score was set up by Van Franks with a diving catch to bring the Knights to the LBJ 5 yard line, but the Knights were not able to punch the ball over the end line and had to settle for an A.J. Audain field goal. The Knights defense was lead with good solid play from Jonathan Fisher, Hudson Standcliff, and Jamal Stevens.
The Knights came out in the third quarter and tied up the game at 10, when Sam Richter was on the receiving end of a Kevin Lusson pass. The score was set up when Lusson connected with Xavier Jefferson for a 73-yard pass and run. The Knights last score of the night came on a pass completion to Vincent Ellis, which tied the score up at 17. The score remained tied at 17 until the last 4 seconds of the game when the Jaguars kicked a 40-yard field goal, which gave them the victory.
Both teams played with great determination and heart, which gave the fans a great game. Un fortunately someone has to end up with the loss. The Knights come back home next Friday, when they host the Manor Mustangs at 7:30 pm at House Park.