Henryetta Trashes Roland 32-14

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:49 pm

By: News On 6

Originally Published: Oct 4, 2010 9:37 PM CDT

Wesley Coburn
Oklahoma Sports Student Mojo

HENRYETTA, Oklahoma -- These Henryetta Knights are for real, and they’re making people take notice this season, doing better than most anyone suspected, the Knights continued their winning ways by dispatching the Roland Rangers 32-14 in district play Friday night at Cameron Stadium.

Henryetta got the ball first, but the Knights were forced to punt after a fruitless three plays. Roland fired off a 74-yard touchdown pass with 7:45 left to go in the first quarter, but the extra point kick was off to the left.

The Knights answered with a 33-yard touchdown run by senior receiver Guy Kiehl with 6:28 to go in the first. A false start penalty made Cassidy Wion’s extra point try fell a bit short, but Henryetta took the lead when senior fullback Kalon Moore plunged into the end zone from two yards away. The snap was fumbled on the two point conversion, leaving the score Knights 12-6 after one quarter.

Moore tunneled a yard for another score with 8:41 to go in the second, but the two point conversion was no good. Henryetta’s defense stalled Roland at the 10 yard line, which led to a 62-yard touchdown run by Moore, backup quarterback freshman Zach Speer, threw the two point pass to junior wide receiver Sebastian Delocal, giving the halftime score of Knights 26, Rangers 6.

Roland took the second half kickoff and slowed to a crawl, the ball became Knights’ property after a fourth down conversion went awry.

Senior quarterback Cody McKinney lost the football after being hammered from behind, another turnover on downs resulted in sophomore running back Blake Johnson running 38 yards for a touchdown with 5:38 left in the third, but Speer’s pass was incomplete.

The Rangers reacted to the score by throwing one of their own on fourth down, the 38 yard strike made it 32-12, and the two point run was good. The third quarter ended with Henryetta leading 32-14.

As the win was pretty much assured, and McKinney was slightly banged up, Speer played the entire fourth quarter, the Knights notched another win by a 32-14 score.

McKinney and Speer were both 4-of-7 passing. McKinney had 62 yards, Speer 30. More than 500 offensive yards were tallied, with Johnson recording 209 on 17 carries. Moore 126 and three touchdowns in 13 tries. Grant Jenson led the defense with seven tackles, Jake Poull and Tyler Brown both had six, and Austin Britt totaled five.

“The defense played well, we ran the ball well, threw it well at times, we’re getting better each week,” Coach Kenny Speer said. “I’m real proud of these boys, we’re happy with the way we’re playing and we just need to keep after it.”

Jenson echoed his coach.

“We need to keep getting better each week, keep improving each week, and so far we’re doing that,” Jensen said.

The Knights’ (4-1, 2-0) last non-district game is this week as they host 3A-5’s Chandler(0-5, 0-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Lions were demolished last week by Prague 41-24.

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