The Knights defeated Cedar Mountain 60-14 on Wednesday night and get the weekend off before they face off with Red Rock Central in the first round of playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Lamberton.
St. Mary’s 60
Cedar Mountain 14
In a continuation of an up and down season, the Knights finished the regular season on a high note on Wednesday, Oct. 11 as they defeated Cedar Mountain 60-14.
The Knights traveled to Morgan and left no trail behind as they dragged the Cougars the entire game in tune to a blowout victory.
The Knights got the scoring started when Nick Labat ran it in from three yards out and Kyle Fischer converted the two-point conversion on a pass from Labat to take an 8-0 lead.
Trent Steffensmeier extended the Knights lead to 14-0 with a seven yard touchdown run to give the Knights a two score lead. In addition to his two-point conversion, Kyle Fischer also scored a touchdown on a five yard pass from Labat as Steffensmeier converted the two-point conversion and the Knights led 22-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was more of the same for the green and gold. Labat ran another touchdown in from eight yards out, giving him his third overall touchdown on the night. With a 30-0 lead, the defense then got involved. Joey Herzog picked off a pass for an interception and took it to the house for a pick-six to give the Knights a 36-0 lead.
Vincent Ochs scored for the Cougars before Spencer Hoffman caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from Carson Domeier to give the Knights a 42-6 lead heading into halftime.
The Knights continued the onslaught of touchdowns in the second half as they got scores from Patrick Hoffmann and Zach Rustcher. Herzog also added another score on a 28-yard touchdown run.
The Knights outgained the Cougars offensively with 508 total yards while only allowing 185 yards.
Of the 508 yards, 311 came on the ground. Leading the Knights in the run game was Labat with 12 carries for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Hoffmann had 12 carries of his own for 85 yards and a touchdown. Steffensmeier continued his solid season in the backfield with just five carries but had 83 yards and a score.
In addition to two rushing touchdowns, Nick Labat also threw for two touchdowns in the air going 7-for-8 with 122 yards passing. Spencer Hoffman had 75 yards receiving with his touchdown on two receptions.
Hoffmann also led the Knights defensively with seven solo tackles.