Knox Central defeats North Laurel 7-3 in Appalachian Bowl

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Junior Tight End Hunter McRight catches a touchdown pass from Jaxon Stewart. Knox Central defeated North Laurel 7-3 on Saturday night.

The Knox Central Panther Football Team took to the road for the second straight week on Saturday night as they competed in the Appalachian Bowl hosted by Clay County High School. Knox Central squeaked out a 7-3 win on a night that saw both teams step up on the defensive side of the ball. The Panthers managed just eight yards on their first four possessions with one turnover; an interception from Jaxon Stewart that led to a Jaguar 40 yard field goal. Knox Central found their only score of the game with 5:24 in the second quarter when Quarterback Jaxon Stewart hit Hunter McRight on a 10 yard pass in the end zone. Knox Central’s defense stepped up big in the second half shutting down drives by North Laurel when David Dunn recovered a fumble with 9:23 in the third quarter and Freshman Defensive Back Donovan Arthur intercepted North Laurel Quarterback Tanner Sharp in the end zone at the 9:43 mark in the fourth.

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