Senior Day at Knight Stadium
Senior Day ceremonies are always a time of remembrance and a time of honoring the hard work that goes into a successful sports career. On Saturday, prior to the game with Faulkner University, Coach Gene Peterson honored 8 Seniors and their careers at KCU. Listed below are the Seniors, along with their hometowns, positions, and field of study:
Anthony Neal is from Jacksonville, Florida. He is a Defensive Lineman and University Studies major.
Damiete MacHarry is from Brooklyn, New York. He is a Quarterback and is studying Business Administration.
Greg Pollard is from Jacksonville, Florida. He is a Defensive Back and a University Studies major.
Dominique Johnson is an Offensive Lineman from Lexington, Kentucky. He is majoring in University Studies.
Jabriel Siler is a Defensive Back from Knoxville, Tennessee, majoring in Sports Management.
Marcus Hicks is a Wide Receiver from Jacksonville, Florida, and is studying Sports Management and University Studies.
Jemichael Williams is an Elementary Education major from Knoxville, Tennessee. He plays Defensive Back.
Marvin Newkirk III is a Secondary Education major from Indiantown, Florida. He is the Nose Tackle.
The Eagles of Faulkner University wasted no time setting the pace, scoring on their opening drive on a 20 yard pass to cap a 9 play, 74 yard drive. Minutes later, after a great punt by KCU's Like Eisnagle put them inside their own 5 yard line, Faulkner scored again to go up 14-0 on a 98 yard pass play. With 2:07 to go in the first quarter, KCU got on the board on a Cody Sabol-to-Marcus Hicks 44 yard pass into the end zone, set up by an Andrew Stewart interception. 14-7. Unfortunately, Faulkner scored again on their first play from scrimmage on a 75-yard pass. On the ensuing drive, KCU fumbled and Faulkner recovered, and scored once more. At the end of one quarter, the score was 28-7.
Faulkner was able to score only twice more, once in the second quarter, and once in the third. Late in the last period, KCU put another TD on the board when Cody Sabol connected with Trey Strunk on a 37 yard sideline route. The final score was Faulkner 42, KCU 14.
Faulkner made 28 first downs, while KCU put up only 11. The Eagles managed 677 yards, averaging 8.7 per play, while the Knights had 196 yards of total offense, averaging 3.5 per play. The Knights were led defensively by Andrew Stewart with 11 tackles, James Hart with 7 and Josh Cobb and Jabriel Siler with 6 each. Punter Luke Eisnagle had a great day with 7 punts and 300 yards, with a long punt of 60 yards. Sabol was 6 of 22, with 3 picks. He had 126 yards in the air.