KNIGHTSTOWN — The Knightstown High School football team hosted Northeastern Friday night at Don Willard Field in its final home game of the season and lost 66-10.
The Knights improved to 4-2 in the Tri-Eastern Conference and 4-4 for the season while the Panthers dropped to 1-6 in both the TEC and overall.
Northeastern rolled to a 60-7 halftime lead, scoring 35 points in the first quarter and tacking on 25 more in the second period. The entire second half was played with a running clock.
An interesting thing about this game was that Knightstown ran almost twice as many plays (62) as did Northeastern (32). But points, not the number of plays run or any other parameter, are what’s most important in a contest.
The visiting Knights had 18 first downs (compared to 11 for the Panthers) and rolled up a whopping 561 yards of total offense, 426 rushing and 135 passing.
Northeastern quarterback Carson Terrell was 5-10-0 throwing the football for those 135 yards and tossed a trio of touchdown passes to Noah Ammerman.
Ammerman had four catches for 101 yards and Ashton Martin one grab for 34 yards.
The Knights utilized six running backs, and four or them rushed for more than 80 yards apiece. Martin carried the ball five times for 105 yards and four touchdowns. In addition, Damon Wilson had four carries for 125 yards and a TD, Dylan Isaacs had three carries for 84 yards and a TD, and Eli Hemmelgarn had three carries for 81 yards and a TD.
Also for Northeastern, freshman Zane Schneider had a trio of carries for 22 yards and freshman Colton Creech had two totes for nine yards.
Dylan Icaacs scored on a two-point conversion and kicked two extra points, and Trace Farris had a two-point conversion.
Twenty-three players for the Knights recorded at least one tackle, led by Justin McGuffey with 12, Trevor Isaacs and Ty Killen with nine apiece, and Martin eight. McGuffey had two QB sacks and J. Hollingsworth and Martin one each. Killen had a pass interception.
The Panthers did not post any of their individual player parameters on MaxPreps by press deadline.
This coming Friday, Knightstown ends the regular season at undefeated Centerville while Northeastern hosts Hagerstown.