WK holds Bengals’ offense in check

LEXINGTON – Blythewood came into Friday’s game seeking an opportunity to end their three game losing streak, but to do so they had to knock off the White Knoll Timberwolves.

“To win we will have to execute well and not turn over the ball,” Bengals head coach Brian Smith said prior to the game. “We will employ a mixture of run and pass and do what’s working.  We ‘ll see what happens once the ball is kicked.”

Brady Carson (43) gets his powerful arms around White Knoll quarterback Aveon Smith in the backfield.

The Bengals offense managed just 104 yards of total offense and was shutout, 21-0, by the Timberwolves.

Linebacker Jhevon Daughtry opened up a promising opportunity early, but the Bengals offense could not cash in. Daughtry broke through the Timberwolves’ line for a strip-sack, and also recovered the fumble at the White Knoll 14-yard line.

Blythewood lost a fumble on the ensuing drive, and even though they were able to hop on the ball, it still cost them 14 yards. Then the drive came to a screeching halt after a turnover on downs.

White Knoll chewed up the rest of first quarter with a 58-yard drive that spanned six minutes and was boosted by a pair of 10-plus yard rushes and a Bengal personal foul. Brandon Tucker came up with a big sack on third and goal for the Bengals, and the White Knoll missed the 29-yard field goal.

Later in the second, Timberwolves’ kicker Amar Omerbasic got another shot to put three-points on the board, and this time he was good from 25-yards out. The Bengals had a chance to tie or take the lead deep inside of White Knoll territory with under two-minutes to go in the half.

A Quinton Patten pass to Jordan Loftis landed the Bengals inside the Timberwolves’ 30-yard line, but two consecutive sacks squashed the drive out. Patten returned in this game after dealing with injuries for a majority of the season, though he looked a little rusty.

That would be as close as anyone came to the end-zone until mid-way through the third.

Sklary Mccants (31) digs in deep and tries to fight through the relentless tackle.

White Knoll took over at the Bengal 38-yard line with around six minutes left in the third and wore the Blythewood defense down with short running plays. Timberwolves’ quarterback Aveon Smith finished off the long drive with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Clayton Lindsay, the second time the two had connected on the drive.

Quinton Patten coughed the ball early in the fourth quarter, and the Timberwolves recovered at the Bengal 33-yard line. Aveon Smith hit Clayton Lindsay for a 33-yard touchdown on the first play of the drive, and that closed the door on the Bengals.

“We were on our fourth center tonight,” Smith said. “What happened was unfortunate in that regard. We just have to keep moving forward.”

Blythewood sits at 3-6 this year with a 1-4 regional record, and have been eliminated from playoff contention. They close out their season next at Spring Valley.

“We are out of the playoffs, we have one game left,” Smith said.  “The difference was that we just didn’t have enough bullets.”

SCORING

BHS-0-0-0-0-0

WKHS-0-3-7-7-17

Second Quarter

WK – Amar Omerbasic 25 field goal. 5:21

Third Quarter

WK – Clayton Lindsay 7 pass from Aveon Smith (A.Omerbasic kick). 2:24.

Fourth Quarter

WK – Clayton Lindsay 33 pass from Aveon Smith (A.Omerbasic kick). 10:32

 

TEAM STATS                    BHS                  WKHS

First Downs                       5 16

Rushes-Yards                 30-7                   55-121

Passing Yards                 97                       66

Att-Com-TD-Int            10-23-0-1       8-15-2-0

Penalties-Yards             5-59                   0-0

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Blythewood – Sklyer McCants 9-16, Quinton Patten 9-15, Jerrod Harmon 5-3, Carson Brady 1-1. White Knoll – Aveon Smith 14-21, Douglas Summers Jr 11-24, Albert Hope 18-43, Keon Clary 18-43.

PASSING: Blythewood – Quinton Patten 4-12, 15 yards;Quinton Singleton 6-11, 82 yards, one interception. White Knoll – Aveon Smith 7-12, 60 yards, two touchdowns; Caleb Sheldon 1-3, six yards.

RECEIVING: Blythewood – Jakob Owens 5-19, Thades Greene 3-40, Noble Cooper 1-29, Jordan Loftis 1-9. White Knoll – Keon Clary 4-8, Clayton Lindsay 4-58.