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GAME DAY 2020: INDEPENDENCE KNIGHTS

Game Day 2020:  Independence Knights

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FISD | 11/12/2020

Titans vs Knights

The Titans finish up the Thursday night portion of their 2020 schedule with a district contest versus the Independence Knights

SCOUTING THE KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Kyle Story
District: 2-1
Record: 2-3


Thursday, November 12, 2020
Site: Ford Center
Time: 7:30 Kickoff
Online: NFHS Network


The Knights return 8 starters on offense and 7 starters on defense from 2019. The 2019 squad finished the season with a 10-3 record advancing to the regional semifinals.

Offensively, the Knights are led by QB Braylon Braxton. The senior dual threat QB has thrown for 915 yards and 10 touchdowns. On the ground, Braxton has rushed for 352 yards and 6 touchdowns. Senior runningback Dewayne Orr has rushed for 315 yards and 3 touchdowns. Junior runningback Reggie Bush has rushed for 279 yards and 4 touchdowns. Senior Elijah Arroyo (6’4”, 220) is the Knights leading receiver with 416 yards and 6 touchdowns. Offensive line wise, the Knights are led by Tres Madrid and Tyler McKinnie. The Knights are averaging almost 200 yards a game on the ground in 2020.

Defensively, the Knights are led by Caleb Ellis (8 tackles per game), Murphy Roberts (42 tackles), Brayden West (35 tackles), and Brendan Ryan (33 tackles). Ethan Taite leads the team with 3 interceptions.

From Coach Webb
β€œIn district known for talent, the Knights are one of the most talented teams in our district. They have several players that have committed to play football at the Division I level next year. Offensively, they are extremely explosive. Braxton can make all the throws in the pocket and when he gets out the pocket, he is extremely fast and difficult to bring down. Their receivers are explosive and can turn a short throw into a big gain or a touchdown quick. If that is not enough to worry about, they can run the football just as effectively as they throw it behind their big offensive line. Defensively, their scheme is aggressive and designed to get you into negative plays which will affect your play calling. They like to blitz and stunt and with the playmakers they have in the secondary, they can play man to man and be very aggressive on defense. Coach Story and his staff do a great job of getting them prepared to play each week. They are well coached and very talented. I think they are one of the top teams in Region II.”
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