Knights Score 36 in Opener Against Maranatha
WATERTOWN, Wis. - The MLC football team opened the season Saturday afternoon with a big win against Marantha Baptist Bible College 36-12.
The Knights received the opening kickoff to begin the season, and after a couple of change of possessions between the two teams, the Knights struck first on a four-yard touchdown run from quarterback Matt Olson.
In the second quarter, MLC added to the 6-0 lead when freshman running back/wide reciever Luke Rothe caught a ten-yard pass from Olson. The Knights kept up the hot streak by scoring again in the quarter when senior wide receiver Scott Henrich caught a six-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Josh Rathje. Going into halftime the score was 20-0, and the Knights were off to a great start.
Maranatha opened the second half with the ball, but could not go anywhere against a defense led by freshman defensive end Derek Loewen, who had 14 tackles in the game. Senior Doug Van Sice and junior Conrad Dewey also had nine tackles each on the day for the Knights.
Fueled by the Knights' stellar defense, the Knights added to their already big lead when Olson threw a big touchdown pass of 34 yards to sophomore wide reciever Chris Arndt. Olson capped the big day for the Knights with a five-yard scoring run. The score at this point was 36-0.
Maranatha scored twice in the fourth quarter, once on a run by Jordan DeLay, and the other on a pass from Bran McCormick to Joel Kobash, but this was not enough to surpass the Knights' big 36-point game to beat Maranatha Baptist Bible College 36-12.
MLC will return to action on September 8th at Minnesota, Morris at 1 pm.