The Spring Football Game
The Spring Game, the annual Black Knight versus White Knight football contest, took place under a beautiful bright sun. While the wind was enough to affect the flight of the ball, it was perfect for keeping everyone cool.
The White Knights won the toss and elected to receive, and the Black Knights chose to kick into the wind. On the first possession, the White Knights advanced the ball deep into the Black Knight territory on a long pass from Graham Johnston to Lane Knost. This set up a 27-yard field goal by Andrew Slikker to put the White ahead 3-0. After a great kick, a third down sack put the Black Knights deep in their own territory, and a short punt against a stiff wind gave the ball to the White just inside mid-field. Johnston again connected with a receiver, this time to Tyler Hadnski, for a score from 42 yards. Slikker added the PAT, bringing the score to 10-0 in favor of the White. The first half ended with Slikker, this time kicking for the Black Knights, hitting a 49-yarder to bring the score to 10-3 at the half.
The third quarter saw both defensive teams controlling the field, with neither team scoring, but Luke Eisnagle put the next points on the board with minutes to play, hitting a 34 yard field goal for the White Knights, and pulling them back out to a 10 point advantage at 13-3. A pass interference call with 12 seconds to play put the White inside the 5, and they converted on a counter, with Jalen Castille taking it in on the left side as time expired.
It was a great day for football, with a sizeable crowd and a great deal of excitement in the air. There were several new signees on hand, and their excitement was apparent. It is going to be an exciting fall.