The Knights football team set out to Madelia on Friday, Sept. 22, to take down the Blackhawks in their own home.

The Knights football team set out to Madelia on Friday, Sept. 22, to take down the Blackhawks in their own home.

St. Mary’s 42

Madelia 16

While the Knights have enjoyed an undefeated season so far, the Blackhawks took a steep loss against Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran the week before.

In a very intense first quarter, Knight Brandon Wait caught an eight-yard pass from Nick Labat for the Knights’ first touchdown. Andrick Sanchez completed the run for the two-point conversion.

Sanchez took on the role of quarterback in the second quarter. He brought the Knights right up to the line before carrying in the two-yard touchdown. Sanchez then handed off to Luke Miller for another two points. The Knights forced Madelia to fourth down and took over possession. Labat and Sanchez led the Knights downfield again and Labat ran six yards for a touchdown. Sanchez again carried the ball for the two-point conversion. The Knights led 24-0 before the Blackhawks finally gained a window and scored both a touchdown and the two pointer.

With the Knights back on offense, Sanchez carried the ball 66 yards for one last touchdown before halftime, leaving the score 30-8.

The Knights got right back to it after halftime, with Max Heiderscheidt catching a 24-yard touchdown pass from Labat, but the Blackhawks defense caught Labat before he could cross the line for an extra two points. Madelia then turned around and ran in another touchdown and got the two-point conversion.

Still at a 20-point deficit, the Blackhawks went into the fourth quarter with a lot of work ahead of them. But instead of getting a shot at a comeback, the Knights’ Kyle Tauer got his hands on a Blackhawk fumble and took the ball 46 yards for a touchdown. The Knights failed to complete the conversion but went home victorious.

The Knights host West Lutheran for their Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m