The Superior High School freshman football team is 2-1 on the season with wins over Ashland and Eau Claire Memorial and a loss to Chippewa Falls.
The Spartans opened the season with a 60-22 loss at Chippewa Falls.
The Spartans’ offensive attack was led by Tre Knight with 93 yards rushing on 12 carries, touchdown runs of 3 and 56 yards and a 76-yard kickoff return for a score. Gunner Johnson also threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Blake Graskey.
On defense, linebacker Josiah McDonald had nine tackles, and nose tackle Christian Petit had seven tackles, including a quarterback sack.
The Spartans bounced back with a 34-22 victory at Eau Claire Memorial on Sept. 5.
The offensive attack was led again by Knight, who had 15 carries for 195 yards, three rushing touchdowns and a 70-yard receiving touchdown, thrown by Johnson. Johnson also threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Zach Tharge.
Graskey led SHS with 12 total tackles, while linebacker Nick Ferrando added six tackles and a sack.
Superior limited Ashland to 20 yards rushing, including -7 in the first half, in a 30-8 victory last Thursday.
The Spartans had a 23-0 lead at the half and didn’t allow a point until 5:26 in the fourth quarter.
Graskey led the effort with nine tackles and one pass deflection. Pettit added six tackles, including five for a loss, and shared a sack with McDonald.
On the offensive side of the ball Knight shined again as he finished with 276 all-purpose yards and accounted for every point scored by the Spartans.
Knight rushed for two touchdowns, returned a kick for a score, kicked three extra points and chipped in a 26-yard field goal. If that wasn’t enough, he took a 48-yard interception to the end zone as well.
Through three games Knight has already racked up 434 rushing yards, 783 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Spartans play at Rice Lake at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.