The Knights started off their 2015 season with a 26-12 win over Morris but not without a struggle.
Henryetta scored first in the second quarter when Brannon Murphy caught a pass from Bo Adams. That capped off an eight-play drive set up with runs by Blake Vanmeter and Avery Moore.
fansThe Eagles answered with a 64-yard touchdown run 30 second later capitalizing on a Henryetta fumble. The Knights kickoff was high and fumbled by the Eagles with Henryetta getting it on the Morris 41. On the first play, the Knights fumbled and the Eagles sprinted to the goal line.
Moore, who tallied 209 yards during the night, used four of his 23 carries in the third quarter to push the ball to the Eagle 15. Four plays later Murphy caught another Adams pass for the second touchdown.
In the next series of downs, Henryetta had to recover from a pair of penalties that saw the Eagles get down to the Knights four. Henryetta pushed Morris back to the 15 but a pass into the back part of the end zone by the Eagles tied up the game again.
Moore got the first of his two fourth quarter touchdowns with a seven yard run around the left end then he scored again after the Eagles failed to convert a fourth down and one foot situation from the Morris 15.
Frequently during the game Henryetta fans saw the Knights losing ground due to penalties. Henryetta was charged 14 times for a total of 122 yards while the Eagles committed only six mistakes losing 60 yards.
"We had too many penalties and turnovers," said coach Darin Johnson. "We have got to clean things up this week."
He went on to say he was proud of the effort the team showed especially in tight situations where a matter of a few yards made a difference.
The Knights picked up 240 yards on the ground while the Henryetta defense only gave up 70.
Passing for Henryetta proved to be an important part of the game with the Knights throwing 27 times with 11 completions for 159 yards.
That effort was given before a nearly packed set of Henryetta bleachers. Knight fans filled the south side of the field at Morris making sure their team knew they were appreciated.
"We had an awesome fan support," Johnson said. "It makes a difference to the team when they see so many people in the stands. This was a big win for us and we want to keep it up."
Adams started out calling the plays then Jarett Day came in after Adams received an arm injury. Adams had 16 pass attempts with eight of them completed. Day threw 11 times with three successes.
On the receiving end, Murphy caught six of 13 passes with two of them going for touchdowns.
The Knights travel to Checotah next Friday.

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