J.J. Fenske moves the ball for the Knights as Isiah Bubany makes a block in a game against Southland.  CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
J.J. Fenske moves the ball for the Knights as Isiah Bubany makes a block in a game against Southland. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
Kingsland outscored Southland 14-13 in the second half of Friday night's football game in Adams, but it turned out to be too little, too late, as the Knights found themselves on the short end of a 44-14 final score. The Rebels went into the locker room at the intermission with a 31-0 lead.

All of the Kingsland scoring came in the fourth quarter. The Knights first score came on a 16-yard pass from Quinn Larson to Marcus Plaehn. The second score was a five-yard touchdown run by Larson. Jordan Meskill provided the two-point conversion.

Isiah Bubany picked up 46 rushing yards on 13 carries, with a longest run of 21 yards. Meskill carried the ball nine times for 16 yards and Larson had eight carries for eight yards. Also getting touches were Carter Reiland (2/-6), JJ Fenske (1/2), Montana Schoonov (1/5) and Allen Junge (1/6).

Larson was three for 11 in the passing department, for 52 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. Three players, Fenske (4 yards), Bubany (32 yards) and Plaehn (16 yards) were on the receiving end of Larson's passes.

Meskill had five tackles on defense to lead the team. Broc Fiegel and Fenske each had three tackles for the Knights. Others making stops were Logan Back, Bubany (2), Eayen O'Byrne (2), Plaehn, Julius Wolfe, Derek Apenhorst, Chase Gasner and Kyle Langeslag. Plaehn deflected one Southland pass and Ethan Cronk came up with a fumble recovery.

Doing the kick-offs were Larson, Meskill, Gasner and Fiegel; punting was handled by Larson. The kick-offs were returned by Fenske, O'Byrne, Bubany and Plaehn.

Friday night, Kingsland (0-3) will host Fillmore Central (1-1) in another Blue Division match-up.