Nearly a Knight Upset, Trojans Score Late to Win

Photo by Darian Hays The Knights’ tenacious linebacker Logan West lets off some excitement during Saturday’s contest against Maroa-Forysth. West recorded 11 tackles on the day, including eight individually.

Photo by Darian Hays
The Knights’ tenacious linebacker Logan West lets off some excitement during Saturday’s contest against Maroa-Forysth. West recorded 11 tackles on the day, including eight individually.

Late interception ends contest

by Kirk Whitaker
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

For the first time since 2006, Arthur was the site of a second round IHSA playoff football game. Saturday the Knights took on top seeded Maroa-Forsyth and gave the best team in the state in Class 1A all they could handle and then some.

Maroa was held to its lowest point total—24 points—all season, even dating back to last season, and the Knights were the only team to have a second half lead on the Trojans this season as well.

The Knight defense came out strong and held the vaunted Trojan offense—headlined by Jack Hockaday, a Division I caliber athlete with scholarship offers from multiple Big 10 schools—to just six points in the first quarter and 18 in the first half.     Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.

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