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Smyrna says good Knight to Cape 54-21

Smyrna senior William Knight scores four TDs for Eagles
Ben Ashby takes a 6-yard Sam Jones pass and runs up the sideline for a long gain in the 54-21 loss to the Eagles. DAN COOK PHOTOS
October 2, 2017

Smyrna senior running back William Knight scored four touchdowns and three two-point conversions, as the Eagles handed the Vikings their second loss of the season with a 54-21 thrashing on Smyrna’s Military Appreciation Night Sept. 29.

The Vikings started off the scoring with a 28-yard interception return by Vikings defensive back Kenny Witherspoon. Then the second-ranked Eagles displayed why they have won the last two DIAA State Championships, as they put up 48 straight points to take a 48-7 halftime lead.

“They still have so many weapons,” said Cape coach Bill Collick. “They are who they are. They have done a great job with their program.”

Cape could only muster 106 total yards on offense, gaining just seven first downs, averaging over 2.5 yards per carry.

Senior defensive back Ben Ashby started the second half running back a 75-yard interception touchdown run. After a Smyrna score by Knight, Ashby plowed over for a 9-yard touchdown run for the final score of the game.

“We simply could not put things together,” Collick said. “We are sitting at 2-2 and our conference schedule looms big. We just have to play one game at a time. We’ll keep working on it.”

Cape will welcome Polytech to the Vikings’ homecoming game Friday, Oct. 6. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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