The Lanier reboot

Knights overwhelm Vikings, 55-14, to snap three-game losing streak, earn first district win

Video by Gregory James with additional footage by Annabel Winter

Gregory James, photo editor

LEFT IN THE DUST: The Knights football team kept Lanier in the rearview mirror for most of the game in their standout win 55-14 on Oct. 12. The Knights are now 3-3 thanks in part to the effort by Takai Satberry, who contributed one touchdown catch to the game and several key catches for yardage. Photo by Ian Clennan.

The only way the Knights 55-14 win over the Lanier Vikings could have gotten any better was if the sky started raining dollar bills. The Knights offense was nothing short of prolific in a game that was dominated by the Knights run game.

The Knights opened the game up with a touchdown pass from Cole Davis to Takai Satberry. The touchdown was set up by a long run from Jalen Sutton to put the Knights in prime scoring position. The Knights followed up on the next drive with a 8-yard run by Sutton to make the score 14-0.

The game did not get any better for the Vikings from there, who were held scoreless in the first half and only scored 14 points by the end of the game. The Knights, however, would go on to score six more touchdowns, including a defensive touchdown off a blocked punt by Alvino Carbajal, 18-yard touchdown runs by Deron Gage and Darius Lewis, and two touchdown passes from Davis to Gage. One of those touchdowns was a 67-yard completion get the Knights’ final score of the game.

With the win, the Knights improve to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in district and hope to keep this momentum rolling through to next week, when they face off against Seguin in their fourth district game.

Coach G has the rarest of gifts, an in-game smile for lineman Alvino Carbajal after he block a punt, recovered it and ran it in for a touchdown. Photo by Annabel Winter.


COACHES CORNER:Head Coach Thomas Gammerdinger talks with the team after their 55-14 win over Lanier on the importance of showing up to practice and continuously improving. Photo by Annabel Winter