Last night I drove to Greensburg, Kentucky, to watch the final game of the season for the Fort Knox Eagles high school football team. To give you an idea of how I keep notes, here's what I wrote over the course of the game.
Knox @ Green County
Last football game of the season... some teams will advance to the ditrict & regional playoffs, but not the hapless Fort Knox Eagles. Winless up through tonight, Fort Knox has suffered from a distinct lack of experience.
Scoring - Dezmond Larkins 1st Q
Extra point blocked 6-0
1 INT caught by F.K., 1st Quarter
Eagles made it to 1st & Goal on the 3 yd line by the end of the Quarter.
Larkins runs in for 12-0
2-point conversion Good, 14-0
Green County scores at 5:34, 14-6
Illegal procedure on PAT, -5 yds
PAT Good, ------------> 14-7
Knox is having trouble stopping QB Keeper
Both teams are keeping the ball on the ground; stats should reflect that. D. Larkins
FK scores, 3:23, 2nd Q
PAT good, 21-7
Sack! Fort Knox sacks GC QB, 0:18.2 left in Q
At the half: F.K. 21, G.C. 7
X. Bacon 1-yd Run for TD -- PAT good, 28-7
3:33 G.C. Scores, PAT Missed, 28-13
Kick returned to the 50, 1st & 10
Meno - Lots of passing! Larkins -- 200 yds? <-- Close, anyway. GET STAT
1:58 - Meno pass complete to X. Bacon,
PAT Good, 35-13
Troy Meno - Sacks GC
End of 3rd: 35-13
Who's Hot Tonight:
-- Good Stuff: 2 Point Conversion. Loads of sacks. INT
Meno pass to Frye complete for a 78-yard touch down! <--- 1st play of the 4th Quarter
Ryan Ogden PAT good, 42-13
Strange to watch a team that had faltered on the turn of a dime against much larger (physically & numerically) suddenly pull everything together and execute...
Dragons are resorting to Raiders tactics -- 2
personal fouls on the kick return, 15 yd. penalty.
My editor told me today that Green Co. has always played dirty... and if I were from here, I probably would, too... This place is like Plato's Ideal Form of Redneckville.
Another 10-yard penalty against the Dragons. I've got to ask the coach what specifically these fouls were called for.
X. Bacon sacks GC QB Edwards. <--- Double Check
Another stop in the backfield, and a penalty against the Dragons.
Illegal Block, 10 yd penalty, declined by the Eagles, 3rd with 20 to go.
Pass is complete, but the reciever's stopped before he can make it to the original line of scrimmage.
4th & long, they go for it, pass incomplete.
FK takes over on downs.
Another 1st down for Larkins. <-- Idol could be Jerome Bettis?
4th & 2 for the Eagles...
play conservatively? NO!
Pitch to Larkins, who picks up another 1st Down with a 6-7 yd gain!
Illegal procedure vs. Eagles. 1/15
Smart coaching runs down the clock now, keeping the ball on the ground...
Which means, of course, that Meno passes just as I finished writing that.
---> Two in a row intended for Gavin Moore. No good, 4th & 16.
Holy shit. Gavin Moore runs the ball for at least 20 yards.
--> Unsportsmanlike conduct vs. the Dragons.
1/2 distance to the goal. 1st & Goal, 4 yds to go.
Touchdown, Eagles. Moore with the 1 yd. carry.
PAT Blocked! Still -- it's 48-13. Who cares? For the first time this year, Knox logs a win.
4:05 left to go.
-------------------Green County would go on to score one more touchdown and fail on an attempt for two extra points. I made it home around 11:30.