Cronk on 'D,' Moore on 'O' give Knights a win
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6:42 AM
"We took care of the ball on offense and played a good defensive game," said coach John Fenske. "We went from -7 on turnovers last week to a +1 this week. A great improvement!"
Quinn Larson makes the stop of the Wabasha-Kellogg runner. Helping to plug the hole are Lenny Moore (21) along with Julius Wolf (54) and Ethan Cronk (53).
Lenny Moore was the workhorse on offense, carrying the ball 25 times for a net 145 yards and two touchdowns. Moore got his TDs in the first (five-yard run) and second (seven-yard run) quarters.
Jacob Rindels also had a good offensive night, rushing for 56 yards (12 carries) and passing for another 33 yards. He rushed for a score, caught a two-point conversion and passed for a two-pointer. Ethan Cronk had 35 yards on eight carries. Jordan Meskill had one carry (-4) and Jordan Kohn had two carries (-6).
Passing yards were received by Quinn Larson (18), Ethan Cronk (15) and Meskill (15).
Defensively, Ethan Cronk had four tackles for losses/sacks. Getting one sack/loss tackles were Jacob Rindels, Tyler Messner, Jordan Kohn, Jordan Meskill and Justin Kraling. Quinn Larson recovered a Wabasha-Kellogg fumble. The Kingsland defense held W-K to 150 yards of offense: 116 yards on the ground and 34 yards in the air. Individually, Jordan Meskill had six assisted tackles . As a team, the Knights had nine tackles for a net loss of 50 yards.
The special teams also played well. DJ Smith had two punts, averaging 42.0 yards/kick. Kickoff returners were Jordan Meskill (1/21 yards) and Lenny Moore (1/36 yards).
Kingsland took a 22-2 lead into second half. The Falcons scored their only touchdown in the third quarter.
Kingsland had scoring drives of 52 yards (seven plays, 3:08), 47 yards (five plays, 2:22) and 77 yards (12 plays, 5:16).
Next week the Knights (1-1) finish off their non-conference schedule at Lewiston-Altura (3-0).
Scoring by quarters....
Wabasha-Kellogg 0-2-8-0 = 10
Kingsland 16-6-0-0 = 22
First downs 17 8
Rushing, att/yds 52/221 34/116
Pass., comp/att., yds 3/8, 33 2/2, 34
Total, plays/yards 60/254 36/150
Turnovers 0 1
Penalties 8/34 4/44
Possession time 26:48 18:23