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Knights Suffer Tough Loss to Bethel

Football | Sat, Sep. 11, 2021 at 10:00 PM

LAURINBURG, N.C. – Despite two receiving touchdowns by wide receiver Kashard Cohens (SR/Norfolk, Va.), the St. Andrews football team fell to Bethel 42-22 on Saturday afternoon in Knights Stadium. 

 

Bethel (1-1) jumped on the board first with a nine-play, 64-yard drive that ended with a ten-yard passing touchdown four minutes into the game. The Knights (0-2) answered late in the first on a perfectly timed 45-yard pick-six interception from Lavarius Heath-Lewis (FR/Charlotte, N.C.).

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The Wildcats closed out the first quarter by scoring a touchdown with no time remaining. Bethel would go on to score 14 unanswered points, as they raised their lead to 28-7 at the halftime break. 

 

Just as the game began to feel out of reach, the Knights found the endzone when quarterback Andrew Fowler (SR/Hillsdale, Mich.) found Cohens for his first points of the day. Fowler’s 24-yard pass capped off a seven-play, 45-yard drive. 

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With the score at 42-15, St. Andrews scored its final points of the game with 5:27 left in the game when backup quarterback Austin Wallace (SO/Royal Palm, Fla.) found Cohens streaking down the sideline for a 47-yard touchdown pass.

 

The Knights finished with 216 passing yards, 115 rushing yards, and 15 first downs. St. Andrews finished with zero points in the red zone on three attempts. 

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Individually, Fowler finished with 136 yards (9-18), while Wallace passed for 80 yards (2-9). Trevor McNeil (SR/Charleston, S.C.) led the Knight ground attack with 17 carries for 81 yards. Cohens led all players with 159 yards.

 

Monte Williams (JR/Raleigh, N.C.) led the St. Andrews defense with eight tackles, while Aj Miller added seven and one tackle for a loss.   

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Andrew Austin (SR/Taylor, S.C.) who has been serving a dual role finished with three tackles and added two extra points and a two-point conversion. 

 

The Knights will now look to earn their first victory of the season on the road against St. Thomas on Saturday, Sept. 18. The kick-off in Miami Gardens is set for 12:00 pm.

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