The Knights never gave the Cougars a chance to win. They scored two quick touchdowns to build a comfortable lead at 13-0.
To add to the attack, Crown quarterback Hamilton Armour began the second quarter by throwing a touchdown pass. A few minutes later, the Knights’ defense forced a fumble and returned that for a touchdown, resulting in a 26-0 lead.
Crown was on lockdown all night with a total of five interceptions. It laid frequent hits on the Holy Spirit quarterback, with the Cougars having no answer for the Knights’ solid defense.
“Being on defense, I felt we did what we were really supposed to do — forcing turnovers and forcing a turnout,” Brady Warren said. “I think we had an overall great game because we got in and got out with no injuries and a solid win.”
Cornerback Nathaniel Tuttle also had an interception to start the third quarter.
“My mind was running a million miles an hour,” he said. “I dropped the easy pick two plays before, so I was relieved to redeem myself. When I was running down the field, my defense got in front of me and helped me get as far as I did.”
Shortly after the interception, Samuel Buhler ran in for a Crown touchdown, bringing the score to 32-0.
Sophomore receiver Simeon Buhler made two key plays at the end of the third quarter. After intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown, he intercepted yet another pass on Holy Spirit’s next possession and returned that for another touchdown to make the score 47-0.
Many of the Knights’ players had solid games. Armour had 16 completions for 251 yards, while Buhler had three catches and 92 yards.