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Knights Football Drops 2022 Season Opener to Downs Tri-Valley Vikings

ALAH Senior #1 Kaden Feagin takes off around and away from the Viking defense in the first game of the season last Friday. Kaden is the Knights’ quarterback this season. On offense Kaden had 24 carries for 94 yards and was 6 of 11 passing for 40 yards and 1 touchdown.

By SALLY McCARTHY
Staff Writer

The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond Knights opened the 2022 football season at home playing hosts to the Vikings of Downs Tri-Valley. The Vikings lived up to their third place ranking in the preseason IHSA Class 2A poll coming away with a 42-7 victory.

Tri-Valley received the opening kickoff and scored on their first possession on a 55 yard touchdown run by Blake Regenold. The extra point kick was no good and the visitors took a 6-0 lead with 10:56 left in the first quarter.

The Knights would answer on their first series with quarterback Kaden Feagin picking up 48 yards on the opening drive. Kaden completed the possession with a 2 yard pass to Drew Cotton. Chilton Ingram kicked the extra point and the home team led 7-6 with 6:07 remaining in the first.

Unfortunately that would be the highlight for Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond on the evening. The Vikings would score three more times before half and took a 30-7 lead into halftime.

The second half saw no more scoring by the Knights and Tri-Valley tacked on two touchdowns in the third quarter to take the victory 42-7.

The Knights are on the road for the next three Fridays. They will travel to Macon next Friday, September 2 to take on the Meridian Hawks for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.

Knights Football Game 1 Stats

OFFENSIVE STATS

Rushing – Kaden Feagin, 24 for 94 (126 before sacks)….Noah Garrett, 2 for 16….Mason Allen, 9 for 5…..Landon Waldrop, 3 for 1. Passing – Kaden Feagin, 6 of 11, 40 yards, 1 TD. Receiving – Landon Waldrop, 4 for 21…Drew Cotton, 1 for 6, 1 TD…Dalton Eads, 1 for 5…Jayce Parsons, 1 for 3…

DEFENSIVE STATS

Tackles – Kaden Feagin, 11…Daniel Arwine, 7…Landon Waldrop, 7…Drew Cotton, 6…Jayce Parsons, 6…Jacob Tighe, 6…Noah Garrett, 6…Nathan Tighe, 5…Kody Kornewald, 5…Maddix Stirrett, 3…Ryan Appleby, 3…Tanner Beckmier, 2…Connor Nettles, 2…Mason Allen, 1…

Sacks – Nathan Tighe, 1. Pass Break-Ups – Connor Nettles, 1. Forced Fumbles – Nathan Tighe, 1

Fumble Recoveries – Chris Miller, 1

SPECIAL TEAMS STATS

Kick-Offs – Chilton Ingram, 2 for 86

Kick-Off Returns – Landon Waldrop, 1 for 43…Noah Garrett, 2 for 21…Nate Hale, 1 for 0 (onside recovery)…Drew Cotton, 1 for 0 (onside recovery)…Ryan Appleby, 1 for 0 (onside recovery)…

Punts – Landon Waldrop, 3 for 143

PATs – Chilton Ingram, 1 for 1 (100%)

PAT Blocks – Noah Garrett, 1

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