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Football Wins South Atlantic Conference Championship

Football Wins South Atlantic Conference Championship

COCHRAN, GA - The #6 Knights football team won the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Championship in the National Club Football Assoication (NCFA) with a score of 34-12 over the #2 University of Fort Lauderdale Eagles.  The win earned the Knights the spot in for the SAC in the National Semifinals on November 17, 2018 in Charlotee, NC.  The win gives the Knights a season record in the NCFA of 6-2, 5th SAC Championship in 7 years, and 4th appearance in the NCFA Playoffs.  The team was led by Marlon Fleming II with 110 yards on 16 carries while Dexter Brown had 95 yards and a touchdown.  Kenneth Key carreid 9 times for 49 yards and 2 TDs while Jason Mitchell carried 4 for 27 yards and a TD.  On defense, Nelson had 4 interceptions (including the 2-point conversion interception) and 3 tackles while Boyd had one for a touchdown along with 4 tackles and a sack.  Quentin Hoskins had 8 tackles and a sack.

The Knights fell behind early as the Eagles drove down and scored a touchdown on the opening drive converting two 4th downs on the drive then Isaiah Nelson picked off the 2-point conversion attempt for the Eagles to lead 6-0.  The Knights turned the ball over on downs on their first drive then ended the Eagles second drive with Nelson getting another interception.  Kenneth Key punched the ball on the second play of the drive and Dexter Brown punced in the 2-point conversion for an 8-6 lead.  The Eagles scored on the ensuing drive with a 41 yard touchdown pass but the 2-point conversion was stopped again and the lead stayed at 12-8.  The score remained the same as both teams punted twice and turned the ball over on downs through the rest of the half.  

Dexter Brown opened the second half with a 75 yard touchdown run to give the Knights the 14-12 lead just 13 seconds into the second half.  The Eagles drove all the way down the field but Nelson got his third interception of the game in the end zone to end the Eagles drive.  The Knights drove 72 yards down the field in 9:01 but fumbled the ball to end the drive.  The Eagles' next drive moved just 14 yards before Nelson picked off another pass to set up the Knights at the Eagle 27 and Kenneth Key took the ball 20 yards for his second score of the game then Brown punched in the 2-point conversion for a 22-12 lead.  Jai Boyd ended the next drive by the Eagles with a 33 yard pick-six to put the Knights up 28-12 after the failed extra point attempt.  After a 3-and-out by the Eagles, Jason Mitchell took the ball 15 yards for a touchdown and a 34-12 lead with 3:48 remaining in the game.  The Knights forced another 3-and-out on the next drive and then took a knee to end the game and seal their spot in the National Semifinals next week.