The Montgomery Catholic Knights opened the season behind a powerful rushing attack, beating St. Jude on their home field 40-22. Tailback Jonathan Gueret led the Knights with 163 yards rushing, and Roman Tubner returned a kick-off for a touchdown early in the game, the first in recent memory, whereas Michael Thorpe sealed it late, with a 31 yard fumble recovery and return for a TD. The Advertiser wrote a nice article, available >here
In the second game, the Knights dropped a tough 34-20 decision to Lafayette. Despite a half-time lead of 14-12, featuring a 70 yard interception return for a TD by Jimmy Forsyth, the bigger Lafayette team pushed it down the field between the tackles in several long, time consuming drives, putting the game away late in the 4th quarter. Then, in the third game, the Knights were dominant in a 50-6 win over regional opponent Calhoun. In the first half, Gueret led with two rushing touchdowns, Tubner and Ashton Hardwick each added a 3rd and 4th, Forsythe returned a blocked punt by Brad Cary for the 5th, fullback Steven Bodet added the 6th, and Colin Newmeyer kicked a field goal for a commanding 44-0 half time lead. In the second half, the Knights played their junior varsity, trading one touchdown each, with Josh Soukup rounding out the scoring for the Knights. The Knights now host 2-1 Montgomery Academy Friday, September 16th, in one of the city¹s oldest rivalry games, on the Knights¹ home field. The game has important regional and play off implications. The Eagles have dominated that series over the last ten years, but the resurgent Knights should compete with the Eagles in what promises to be an exciting game.