Point football drops second consecutive home game
Published 7:25 am Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Kentucky Christian seized the momentum to start the game, beginning with an onside kick and scoring on the ensuing drive, and . That set the pace for the remainder of the game, as Kentucky Christian defeated Point 28-14 on Saturday.
The Knights took over at the Point 40-yard line. They scored in just five plays, capped off by a nice snag by Amari Hardwick in the corner of the end zone.
Kentucky Christian started in Point territory for its second drive, as a fumbled snap and a poor punt set the Knights up at the 43-yard line. The Knights charged ahead, running on 11 of the 14 plays on the drive, capping off the drive with a touchdown.
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For the entire first half, Point’s offense struggled to get into a rhythm, running just 10 offensive plays in the opening quarter. Both of its drives finished with a punt that failed to flip the field as a bad snap and a dropped snap wreaked havoc on special teams.
Kentucky Christian scored on its first possession of the second half to take a commanding 21-point lead, scoring on a one-yard pass.
The Skyhawks finally found an answer on the ensuing drive. The Skyhawks started with the ball at their own 27-yard line but quickly flipped the field, as sophomore Brenton White hit Timmothy Gary for 19 and 30-yard receptions. Sophomore Sensir Carnes added a 22-yard run, which set up a two-yard score by Tyrique Robinson.
About five minutes later, a Point interception set up the Knights’ final score of the game, as a White pass was picked off and returned 40 yards to the Point 19-yard line. The Knights scored one play later, scoring on a 19-yard pass.
With a little less than four minutes left in the game, Point scored its final points of the game, as senior Chase Turner intercepted a Knight pass at the five-yard line and returned it 95 yards for the score.
Point threatened on the ensuing drive, as the Skyhawks recovered a Logan Flesher onside kick, but an interception at the Kentucky Christian five-yard line cut the drive short.
White finished the game with 157 yards through the air, connecting on just 17 of his 35 attempts. Robinson finished with a team-high 62 yards rushing and the one touchdown.
Point will play its final home game on Saturday against Faulkner. Kickoff is set for noon EST.