Knights Top North Point Grizzlies 21-6 on Friday, Aug. 26


Credit to Sadie Cotton

FHN’s Varsity Player #34 carries the football and avoids a tackle from North Point’s #9.

On Friday, Aug. 26 the Knights took on the North Point Grizzlies in their first Conference game of the 2022 season. This is North Points’ first year with a Varsity team competing since they opened as a school last year. The Knights got off to an early lead in the first quarter going up 7 on the home team. The second quarter went scoreless between the two teams, with the Knights going into halftime with a 7-0 lead. As the Knights were walking past the North student section, the cheers and energy was amped up. Head Coach Brett Bevill described the moment with one word, goosebumps.

“It was incredible,” Bevill said. “The student section was fired up and they were kind of jeering at North Point as they walked past but, as soon as we walked past they got so loud for us and it was just amazing. I have goosebumps thinking about it again.”

The beginning of a new season also brings a changed student section with it as a new freshman class arrives and a new group of seniors leading in the stands. Though the game was 30 minutes away, the North students showed up in a big way and packed the North Point away stands. North’s section showed loud support for the duration of the game as the Knights pulled away with the win in the second half, senior Hayden Crafts believing the crowd played a big role in the win.

“I think the crowd impacted the game greatly,” Crafts said. “We had a game that was 30 minutes away, we had a huge student section, so I think that made a big difference.”

The 3rd quarter was another scoreless quarter for the Knights, the Grizzlies scored a touchdown late in the third quarter but couldn’t capitalize on the extra point so the Knights kept the lead 7-6. The Knights pulled away with a touchdown from senior Jordan Allen, and a touchdown from senior Micheal Huffstetler. The knights took the victory 21-6, with Head Coach Brett Bevill very impressed with the team’s performance.

“I feel really good, I thought the effort was there. It was a big team game, it was tied at the end then we kinda pulled away from them,” Bevill said. “I’m proud of offense, they controlled the clock a lot, defense had some big stops towards the end, and special teams finished it off with a turnover. I’m very happy with the result.”