Knights get win

Riverside Christian Academy Senior Sammy Morris scoops up a fumble by St. Andrews and runs it in for a defensive touchdown.

Riverside Christian Academy’s varsity football team defeated Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference (MTAC) rival St. Andrews-Sewanee on Thursday by a score of 40-19.

The Knights are 2-1 on the season.

“It was an important win on Thursday night. It helped get us back in position to be in the post season. Our guys played well considering it was on a Thursday afternoon. I give credit to our team leaders for keeping the standard high,” said RCA’s Head Coach Travis Creasy.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Knights scored two touchdowns on passes from quarterback David Black to Crutcher Ezell (16 yards) and Sammy Morris (35 yards).

“A lot of guys got to play on offense. It was good to get some film on the younger guys to help them improve. We’ve still got a lot of work to do to get consistent in the run game,” said Creasy.

On the defensive side of the ball, Crutcher Ezell led the team with 11 tackles, four tackles for loss, and two sacks; Jonathan Knotts contributed nine tackles and two tackles for loss; and Riley Hall had eight tackles and three tackles for loss. The Knights scored two defensive touchdowns. Sammy Morris and Michael Whiddon both had interceptions for the Knights, and Whiddon’s resulted in a touchdown. Morris also scored a defensive touchdown for the Knights on a fumble recovery.

“The defense had a great performance with the starters only giving up six points. It was good to be able to get the second guys in the game to see what they could do, so we could coach them up some,” said Creasy.

On special teams, Sammy Morris scored two more touchdowns for the Knights on a 70-yard punt return and a 98-yard kickoff return.

“With Michael Black sidelined, we really needed someone to step up, and Sammy Morris did just that with an all-time performance! We have several proven weapons which is important going forward,” said Creasy.

The Knights will play the Freedom Cowboys from Huntsville on Friday at Knight Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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