Silver Knights blanked by Eagles, 54-0
It turned out to be a long agonizing evening for the Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights and their fans on Sept. 11 as the unbeaten Magnolia Blue Eagles traveled to Knight Stadium and shut out the Knights in a 54-0 contest.
A beautiful autumn evening soon turned out not-so-pretty for the home team as the Blue Eagles took control of the game from the first quarter and never looked back.
Magnolia’s Justin Fox made good on a 17 yard run a minute into the game to score the first touchdown of the evening. The point-after-touch down was good and the Eagles took the lead, 7-0.
Blue Eagle Tim Shreve scored on a four yard run just before the first quarter ended to put the visitors ahead by 13 headed to the second part of the first half of the game.
In the second quarter, it was all Fox for the Blue as the visiting QB added three more touchdowns to the opponents side of the scoreboard on four, 23, and one yard runs into the end zone. Two kicks for extra points put the score at the half at 33-0 in favor of Magnolia.
The Blue Eagles added 21 more points in the third quarter to seal the deal on the win, 54-0.
Offensively for the Silver Knights, quarterback Jordan Smith connected on seven of 14 passes in the game for 73 yards and was intercepted twice.
Knight receivers included Nate Taylor catching two passes for 17 yards; Corey Lowe pulled down two passes for eight yards; Josh Buckner got his hands on two passes for 10 yards; and Isaac Graham had one catch for 38 yards
Rushing statistics include Taylor with 17 runs to gain 27 yards; Lowe had three rushes for four yards; Smith ran the ball five times to collect 20 yards; and Graham ran once for one yard.
Tyler Consolidated gained a total of 83 yards in the game to Magnolia’s 459.
For Magnolia, Fox completed nine of 16 passes for 148 yards and Dillon Jackson carried the ball 17 times to gain 125 yards.
The Silver and Black lost one of four fumbles, the Blue lost one of one.
The Consolidated Knights will travel to Grafton on Friday to take on the Bearcats.
The Bearcats come to the game practically in the same boat as the Silver Knights, both with one win and two losses.
Grafton won their first game over Phillip Barbour, 44-0, but lost to Lewis County, 24-7 and then to Frankfort, 42-7 last week. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.