Kingsland's Marcus Plaehn catches a touchdown catch over the hands of a Fillmore Central defender.  CHRISTINE VREEMAN/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Kingsland's Marcus Plaehn catches a touchdown catch over the hands of a Fillmore Central defender. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
The Kingsland Knights football team might have been beaten 46-13 by Fillmore Central, but it wasn't without a good effort, especially in the passing department.

The Knights racked up 258 yards in the air, completing 14 of 25 passes. Sophomore quarterback Quinn Larson hit 13 of 23, and backup QB/wide receiver/running back/utility player Isiah Bubany was connected on one of two attempts.

Marcus Plaehn was on the receiving end of six of the passes, scoring both of Kingsland's touchdowns, and picking up 180 "frequent flyer" yards. The touchdown receptions were 57 and 8 yards. Plaehn's other catches were for 37, 13, 37 and 28 yards. Bubany had five catches for 51 yards, with a longest of 17 yards. JJ Fenske had two catches for 18 yards and Eaen O'Byrne had one reception for nine yards.

The ground game was stopped by the Falcon defense, gaining only 47 yards on 28 carries. Larson had 12 carries, for a net gain of one yard. Jordan Meskill had 11 touches for 39 yards. Also getting carries were Fenske (3/11 yds) and Bubany (2/-4).

Defensively, Jordan Meskill and Fenske had five solo tackles each. Meskill was in on 17 tackles for the Knights' defense. Recording tackles for losses were Larson, Plaehn and Broc Fiegel. Allen Junge had three solo tackles.

Special team's players for the Knights: Logan Back (kickoff return), Bubany (kickoff return, punt return), Larson (punting), and Chase Ganser (kickoffs, PAT).

Friday night, the Knights will travel to Rushford-Peterson for another Blue Division ball game.

The following statistics came from information submitted by Fillmore Central.

Team stats

Kingsland Fillmore Central

First downs 14 16

Rushing 28 carries, 47 yds 47 carries, 352 yds

0 TD's 4 TD's

Passing 14/25, 258 yds 2/7, 40 yds

2 TD's, 0 INT 0 TD's, 0 INT

Total offense 53 plays, 305 yds 54 plays, 392 yds

Penalties 4, 40 yds 12, 105 yds

Turnovers 3(3 fumbles) 0

Punting 2/36.5 3/28.7

Kickoffs 3/16.7 9/47.4