Silver Knights Crush Calhoun County, 47-0
SISTERSVILLE – Griffin Phillips had a career night on Friday as the Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights poured it on the Calhoun County Red Devils 47-0 in Mt. Zion.
Completely dominating the scoreboard, the Knights ran up a 40-0 lead at halftime courtesy of four touchdown tosses from Phillips who threw a 38-yard strike to Kyle Mason to start the scoring and added a 57-yard strike, a 29-yard toss and another 20 yarder to Tyler Anderson. Jace Reed only touched the ball seven times but that’s all it took as he scored twice in the first half on runs of 44 and 70 yards for 134 yards. Anderson also caught a two point conversion pass and Phillips added three extra point kicks.
In the second half, Mark Rucker added a score on a end round 29-yard jaunt to end the scoring for the Knights.
Coach Ryan Walton’s club, which suffered a letdown last week, made the long trip south worthwhile as it held Calhoun to 51 total yards and recorded 12 first downs to the Red Devils’ four.
The Knights finished with 263 yards rushing and three touchdowns with Phillips at 10-11 passing for 110 yards and four touchdowns. Anderson led the way in receiving catching six passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns. Getting in on the action for the Silver Knights was Mason with one catch for 38 yards and a touchdown, Hunter Forrester with one catch for 21 yards and Colby Buchanan with two grabs for 16 yards. Reed’s seven carries for 134 yards led the Knights while Riley Leasure added 30 yards on three carries and Mark Rucker got 41 and a T.D. on four tries. Nathan Lancaster carried eight times picking up 23 yards and Gage Huffman carried four times for 11 yards. Brandon Keys led the defense with 11 tackles and Anderson added eight.
The Silver Knights will be back in action this Friday at home when they entertain the Ritchie County Rebels in a 7 p.m. contest. Tyler Consolidated now stands at 3-2 on the season as they enter into the second half of the schedule.