The first quarter left Kuemper with a feeling that an upset could happen.
After the second quarter, the Knights were trying to recover from a the quarter they had just been through.
OA-BCIG took complete control of Friday’s game with their play in the second quarter. After a 34-point Falcon second quarter helped them earn a 41-0 win over the Knights.
After holding the Falcons to just one touchdown in the first quarter, the Knights tried to reciprocate that defensive success in the second quarter.
However, OA-BCIG would have other ideas.
Early in the second the Falcons were able to score off a 20-yard run. Just over two minutes later the Falcons would add to their lead when they scored off a 56-yard touchdown pass. Just 54 seconds later the Falcons would stride into the endzone again following an interception that was returned for a score.
Just when it seemed as if the Falcons were slowing down, they added two more scores in the final three minutes of the first half. They increased their lead off a 17-yard touchdown pass. Then, added a 36-yard touchdown pass.
The scoring frenzy by OA-BCIG put them up by 41 points, and would be the last time the scoreboard operator would need to light up the scoring section of the scoreboard.
Both teams played each other to a scoreless, and fast, thanks to a continuous clock.
What slowed the Knights down the most during Friday night’s game was an offense that would be met by a fierce Falcon defense.
In the game the Knights finished with 152 yards of total offense in the game. Of those yards, 99 of them came in the first half.
On the other side of the field, OA-BCIG finished with 400 total yards of offense.
The Kuemper rushing effort was led by Kyle Berg who finished with 86 total yards. Cole Collison had 46 yards rushing on the night while Chad Martin Jr. finished with 10. Luke Hicks finished with -2 yards of rushing.
Collison completed two of his 12 passes attempted in the game, for 12 total yards rushing. He also finished the game with two interceptions.
Berg caught both passes for 12 yards on Friday night.
Defensive stats for Friday’s game were not available at press time.
Next week the Knights (2-6) will close their regular season at home when they host Shenandoah (2-6).