Knights advance to quarter-finals

Lucas Dykstra maneuvers between Pateros defenders Kobe Thrixton and Zane Dodge.

Photo by Jennie McGhan
Lucas Dykstra maneuvers between Pateros defenders Kobe Thrixton and Zane Dodge.

— For the second year in a row the Knights advance to the 1B State quarter-final game.

They easily dispatched Pateros, 66-16, Friday, scoring the first 36 points in the first quarter.

Kyler Marsh scored the first touchdown on 91-yard run, and the 2-point conversion failed.

Pateros took over on the 50-yard line and found itself in a 4th and 18 situation.

The Billy Goats booted the ball, and the Knights took over on their own 39-yard line.

A 61-yard pass from Chance Marsh to Luke Wagenaar on first down resulted in another Knights score.

On the next possession, Pateros lost ground before Lane Marsh of the Knights intercepted the ball in a 4th and 10 situation.

On the next play, Kyler Marsh ran the ball 72 yards for a touchdown. The extra points were added and Pateros had the ball again.

An encroachment call against the Knights on third down gave the Billy Goats forward momentum. On second down, the Knights had another penalty and Pateros found itself on the 27-yard line.

Two more downs and Kyler Marsh scored from 58 yards on an interception. The 2-point conversion was good, and the Knights led, 28-0.

Lane Marsh scored the next touchdown on an 8-yard catch and John Prins scored the extra 2 points to end the quarter.

The Knights added another Wagenaar score on a 7-yard pass, a touchdown by Kyler Marsh on a 42-yard kick return and a third touchdown by Prins on a 6-yard run to end the half, 54-0.

In the third stanza, Ross Faber scored a touchdown for the Knights on a 27-yard pass from Marty Fultz, and Doug Viebrock got the ball into the end zone on a 1-yard scamper for the Billy Goats.

The final two scores were recorded by Pateros’ Andrew Gonzalez on a 1-yard tote and Fultz on a 60-yard pass from Brennan Rip of the Knights.

The Knights will host Friday’s State quarter-final game at Rich Leenhouts Stadium in Grandview.


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