Knox Middle falls to Clay in tight game

Photos by Jessica Miller KCMS has possession of the ball and looks for the pass.
Photos by Jessica Miller
KCMS has possession of the ball and looks for the pass.

The Panthers fought hard until the end as they went up against the Clay County Tigers on their home field Thursday night.

Knox County Middle School Head Coach Earl Merida explains why he thinks the Panthers did not get the win, “We obviously always look for the win, but we knew Clay County had a couple of really good seventh graders we had to look out for.”

Coach Merida went on to say that the boys have a few things to work on before their next game.

“We need to work on our conditioning. They had a lot of heat cramps. We also need to work on our tackling. Clay County’s number 16 gave us some trouble.”

All in all, it was a close game. The KCMS key players of the night were wide receiver Zach Moser, who scored two touchdowns, tailback Ethan Mills ran close to 100 yards, and wide receiver/tailback Michael Bays scored off a kick return.

Coach Dan Phipps bragged on Bays after the game, “He really stepped up when Ethan came off with cramps. He ran a lot more to make up for Ethan having to go out.”

KCMS takes on Caudill for a Bowl Game at Madison Central High School at 2 p.m. this Saturday.