Throckmorton’s Three Touchdowns Not Enough For Silver Knights
Hunter Throckmorton scored three first half touchdowns and ended the game with 99 yards rushing on 11 carries, but the Cameron defense held the Knights to six points in the second half on their way to a 34-26 victory on Friday night, October 9, at Tyler Consolidated High School.
The two teams were deadlocked at 20 each at the half, but the Dragons tightened up and held the Silver Knights in check while scoring 14 points in the second half to get the eight point win.
Trent Huffman, the Knights sophomore quarterback connected on 12 pass attempts for 156 yards and two touchdowns, plus a two point conversion pass. He also added 17 yards rushing on 14 carries. Throckmorton caught two passes for 50 yards and a T.D. Caleb Strode grabbed four passes from Huffman for 72 yards. The Silver Knights gave up 18 first downs to the Dragons, while only picking up eight of their own in the contest. Cameron had 16 penalties for 131 yards, while the Knights suffered six penalties for 36 yards.
The Knights struck first scoring on a 15 yard pass from Huffman to Throckmorton at the 5:47 mark of the first quarter. Strode grabbed the two point conversion pass to put Tyler on top 8-0.
Cameron scored on their next two possessions to take a six point lead, but the Silver Knights got a big 62 yard scoring run from Throckmorton early in the second frame to tie the game at 14. Throckmorton then added another second quarter score on an eight yard run just 22 second later to give the Knights a 20-14 lead. Cameron scored on their next possession on a 13 yard pass play to tie the game heading into the break.
After intermission, Cameron got a touchdown in the third and fourth quarter, while the Silver Knights lone second half score came on a Huffman to Justin Bowman 15 yard scoring toss.
Cameron had 204 yards rushing in the game on 48 carries and picked up 174 yards through the air on 13-19 passing. The loss dropped the Silver Knights to 2-4 on the season while Cameron improved to 3-3.