Knights still in dark after loss to ‘Dogs


Woodlawn fell to 0-3 Thursday night with a loss to Red River, 39-8, at Independence Stadium.

It looked as if the Knights’ offensive woes were about to come to an end as they got on the board first. But Red River rebounded with a pair of scores to take a 14-8 lead at the intermission.

In the second half, Red River’s offense was too explosive for the Knights, and the Bulldogs’ defense was able to shut out Woodlawn the rest of the way.

Red River quarterback Tyler Hughes had two touchdown passes; teammate Elijah Harper added another.

Three different Bulldogs — Jieron Calhoun, Harper, and Shaylon Newton — caught touchdown passes.

Running back Leonard Mosley added a rushing touchdown for the visitors.

The Bulldogs scored a defensive touchdown on a pick-six by Trenton Grigg.

“We are very proud of our guys after two tough weeks against good 5A opponents,” Red River head coach Jeff Harper said after the game. “It was great to see our guys compete and get the win. We have plenty we can improve upon, but tonight we will enjoy the win.”

Red River, 1-2, will host Loyola next Friday night.

The Knights will try to get in the win column next Friday when they take on Booker T. Washington. Woodlawn will have a two-day advantage in their preparation for the game as BTW plays Green Oaks in the Soul Bowl on Saturday at 5 p.m.

File photo by JOHN PENROD, Journal Sports