CECIL FOLDS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
On Sept. 16, Fort Dale Eagles hosted the Northside Knights on their home field.
Fort Dale, coming off the loss against Pike last week, was looking for redemption as they took on the Northside Knights from Dothan, winning 41-28.
Fort Dale kicked off to Northside to start the game and the Knights went three and out and then punted the ball away. On the Eagles first possession Andrew Salter ran the ball in for a touchdown with 7:37 left on the clock.
The Eagles kicked off to the Knights and after a couple of plays the Eagles recovered a fumble.
Quarterback Luke Taylor, with 6:58 on the clock, ran it in for another touchdown making the score 13-0.
The first and second quarters were all Fort Dale as Northside’s defense could not stop the Eagles from scoring in the second quarter. With 6:43 on the clock, Andrew Salter ran it in for another touchdown making the score 20-0.
Fort Dale kicked off to Northside and their offense just could not move the ball against Fort Dale’s young defense and had to punt the ball.
The Eagles took possession of the ball and ran it down. With a first and ten, quarterback Luke Taylor handed off to running back Lance Powell and with 2:46 left in the second quarter Powell ran in for a touchdown making the score at halftime 27-0.
The Fort Dale Eagles offense in the third quarter was too tough for the Northside Knights. On the first play in the third quarter quarterback Luke Taylor handed off to running back Sawyer Hennis who ran for an 80-yard touchdown.
At this point the Eagles led the Knights 34-0. The Eagles kicked off to the Knights with 10:11 on the clock when Richard Alexander of the Knights broke loose and ran 60-yards for a touchdown making the score 30-7.
Fort Dale was not through scoring and with 4:54 on the board Clay Mansmann ran 32-yards for another Eagle touchdown. It looked like it was going to be a long night for the Knights with the score 41-7.
Going into the fourth quarter, Fort Dale’s Coach Sampley started playing some of his younger players to give them some experience. In the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Knights Jake Keeney ran a touchdown making the score 41-14.
Fort Dale’s second and third string defense was having a hard time holding back the Knights first string as Dalton Garrard recovered an onside kick and two plays later the Knights scored again making the score on the board 41-21.
Late in the fourth quarter the Knights intercepted a pass from Fort Dale’s quarterback Zach Kendrick and three plays later the Knights scored another touchdown, making the score 41 to 28.
Fort Dale had a 484 total yards against Northside, Northside had a total of 162 yards for the night. Fort Dale’s quarterback, Luke Taylor, passing had 16 completions. Top tackler for Fort Dale was Clay Mansmann with a total of 12 tackles. Braxton Daniels and Austin Phillips both had sacks. Trey Coker and Tanner Cartwright both had three tackles during the game.
Fort Dale Eagles will be back on their home field Friday to take own Sparta in their homecoming game.