Clarksville, TN – The Kenwood Knights (3-2) trampled the Northwest Vikings (2-3) Friday night, 44-14, for their third win in a row. The Vikings defense simply did not have an answer for the Knights ground game which totaled more than 300 yards.
Kenwood Knight’s senior quarterback Malcolm Perry accounted for most of the Knights offense, rushing for just under 200 yards with two touchdowns. Perry was one of four Knight rushers to score a touchdown. Knights senior running back Josh Lewis had two rushing touchdowns along with Perry.
While the Knights galloped up and down the field to the end zone, the Vikings offense struggled. Vikings quarterback Markel Kea was under heavy pressure all night and the running game was stifled as well. The Knight’s defense produced four Vikings turnovers, two fumbles and two interceptions.
The Knights scored 24 points before the Vikings got on the board. By halftime the Vikings were down 30-6. After a touchdown in the second quarter, the Vikings did not score again until the last minute of the game.
Perry rushed for the first touchdown of the game with 2:51 left in the first quarter. The Knights defense added to the score with a safety on the Vikings ensuing offensive drive. Then, on the next offensive drive, A.J. Richardson rushed for a 2-yard touchdown with one minute left in the first quarter. The Knights made a 2-point conversion to make the score 17-0.
Perry broke a tackle, juked several Viking defenders and dashed 65 yards at 6:52 in the second quarter to increase the Knights lead to 24-0.
A 64-yard pass from Kea to Mike Wulf set up the Vikings only touchdown in the first half. The Viking’s defense stopped the Knights next offensive drive. However, an interception gave the Knights another chance to score and they did just that, this time with a 10-yard run to the end zone by Lewis.
Ahead 30-6 in the second half, the Knights ate up the clock by giving the Vikings a steady diet of Lewis on the ground. Lewis rushed for 5o yards and another touchdown in the second half. His second touchdown came at the end of a 12-play, 59-yard drive by the Knights in the third quarter.
The Vikings lost two fumbles in the third quarter and failed to score. The Knights last score was a 1-yard push into the end zone by James Boykin with 8:31 left in the game.
A fumble by the Knights with 2:30 left in the game set up the Vikings last score attempt. Tavon Horton took over the Vikings offense in the second half. He rushed for 30 yards including a 1-yard touchdown in the last seconds of the game.
The Vikings will also stay home next week to play their homecoming game against Houston County.