Knights News · Knights Dominate


From wral.com and highschoolot.com:

 — Northern Durham made a statement with a dominant victory over Jordan, 46-16.

The Knights, who had yet to receive a vote in the HighSchoolOT.com Football Poll, attacked the Falcons from both sides of the ball early and often.

In the first quarter, Rahman Muhammad of the Knights picked off prolific Jordan passer Ben Miller and returned the interception down to the Falcon one yard line. After that, Jaden Taylor punched it in from one yard out to give Northern a 7-0 lead.

Northern followed up that rushing touchdown with another short score. Emanuel Paschall pounded the ball in from three yards out to extend the lead to 14-0.

The Knights dominated in every facet of the game. A Jordan field goal attempt on the following possession was blocked by Muhammad of the Knights, keeping the Falcons off of the scoreboard.

Later, the Knights scored on yet another short run. This time Don’te Mccall had the honors of scoring six points for Northern. The sophomore running back was able to locate the end zone from just two yards out. After a missed extra point, Northern led Jordan 20-0.

With seven minutes until the half, Northern expanded its lead with a 42-yard passing touchdown from quarterback Brycen Jackson to receiver Josiah Cates. Jackson followed up that strike with an 18-yard dart to senior receiver Alon Fallen. Northern Durham then led 33-0 with 2:41 left until the half. That lead would be maintained through the break.

In the third quarter, Jordan made up some ground. Ben Miller found James Jennette for a 27-yard touchdown with 3:47 left in the third quarter. The point after was no good.

Northern responded to that score with another touchdown to Fallen. This time it was good for a 13-yard score. After the PAT was completed, Northern led Jordan 46-6.

Jordan scored one more touchdown with just over five minutes left in the game. Davon Adams was on the receiving end of a 27 yard pass from Miller.

Northern Durham (3-0, 0-0 Big 8 Conference) is scheduled to host Riverside next Friday. Jordan (1-2, 0-0 Tri-6 Conference) will have a bye week before hosting Heritage on September 14th.