Knights too much for PatriotsPublished 1:48pm Monday, September 23, 2013
Special to the Enquirer
ARAB – The Arab Knights (1-4, 1-2) ran away with a 45-14 win over Brewer (1-4, 1-2) Friday night.
The Patriots started out on fire, driving 59 yards on big runs in a four-minute drive. Easton Anderson finished it with a short touchdown run.
After a Brewer fumble on first down, the Knights made it 14-0 on a 42-yard pass from Ryan Buford to Kyle Robertson at the 5:29 mark.
Arab capitalized on a Brewer three-and-out with a two-yard scoring run at the 2:54 mark in the first quarter.
Ryan Buford added more to the scoreboard, as a 49-yard pass to Kyle Robertson made it 28-0 late in the first quarter.
Frustration was evident on Brewer’s sideline at the end of the opening quarter. It grew worse as the Patriots went backward and had a short net punt.
The Knights were held out of the end zone on its fifth consecutive drive. Yet, a Lynch 28-yard field goal made the Knights lead grow to 31-0 with 8:05 to play in the half.
Easton Anderson reached the century mark on the Knights’ second drive in the second quarter. AJ Crawford capped off the drive from three yards out to put the Knights up 38-0.
A substitution at quarterback provided a spark for Brewer, as Brendon Deberry worked the Patriots into the red zone. The drive came up inches from a first-down in the closing moments of the first half.
Brewer’s luck changed on offense in the second half as the Patriots took it down to the Arab four on the opening drive of the second half. The Knights turned Brewer away with an interception in the end zone.
Arab marched down the field with several younger players for the Knights. They finished a 10-play, 80-yard drive to make it 45-0 with 2:12 left in the third.
A 40-yard run put the Patriots in Arab territory, but that was all the Patriots managed on their second unsuccessful drive of the third quarter.
Nathan Stewart finally put Brewer in the end zone on a four-yard run with 8:22 remaining.
Deberry took a Swafford pass 89 yards to put the Patriots in double digits late in the fourth.
Anderson and Robertson were able to lead the way for the Knights with both having two scores on the night and Anderson having over 100 yards rushing.
The Patriots return home to face non-region opponent Vinemont for homecoming Friday night.