Knight has monster game in freshmen's win over DenfeldKnight had a total of 410 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns against Denfeld, giving him 1,581 all-purpose yards, 753 rushing yards, 20 touchdowns, eight two-point conversions, and seven extra points for a total of 135 points scored on the season.
The Superior High School freshman football team won its fifth straight game in decisive fashion on Oct. 3 with a 54-13 victory over Duluth Denfeld. The game was played through the rain from start to finish.
After a slow-starting first quarter, the Spartans scored 20 unanswered points, 18 of which were cam,e from tailback Tre Knight, who rushed for 22-, 10- and 7-yard touchdowns.
Denfeld was able to score on a 12-yard touchdown pass with 2:10 remaining in the second quarter, but from then on Superior never looked back.
Knight went on to score five more times, including a two-point conversion on a “Statue of Liberty” trick play. He reached the end zone on 70- and 85-yard kick returns, a 69-yard punt return and a 32-yard rushing touchdown.
For the game, Knight scored 44 of Superior’s 54 points. Others to register points for the Spartans were tailback CJ Fortune, who scored from 31 yards out, and Jared Danovsky, who tackled a Denfeld player for a safety after a botched kneel attempt on the previous kickoff on the 2-yard line.
Defensively for the Spartans, defensive end Zach Tharge had seven solo tackles and two sacks; outside linebacker Robert Rhea also had a sack. Fortune led the Spartans with eight tackles. The Spartans held the Hunters took a 4-of-14 on third-down conversions, and only allowed six first downs.
The Spartans are averaging more than 30 points per game and allowing 11 points a game on their five-game winning streak.
Knight had a total of 410 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns against Denfeld, giving him 1,581 all-purpose yards, 753 rushing yards, 20 touchdowns, eight two-point conversions, and seven extra points for a total of 135 points scored on the season. Knight is averaging 10.5 yards a carry, 265.5 all-purpose yards a game, 125.5 rushing yards a game and is scoring 22.5 points a game.
Since 2008 the Spartan freshman closest to Knight’s numbers in a season is current senior Aaron Wakefield, who rushed for 570 yards, racked up 973 all-purpose yards and had 11 touchdowns.
The Spartans host Duluth East at 5 p.m. on Oct. 17.