TABOR - The Fremont-Mills football team picked up where they left off last during their state championship season by defeating Corning 56-12 on Friday.
The Knights, winners of 14 straight games and 26 of their last 27, scored on their first six possessions against the Red Raiders in the win.
“I thought we played very well to start the game. We executed and did what we wanted to do on offense,” said Fremont-Mills coach Jeremy Christiansen. “Defensively I thought we had some first-game jitters and some breakdowns but we played well there. We wanted to control their quarterback, we knew he was a good athlete, and we did that.”
The Knights out-gained the Red Raiders 333 to 231.
Fremont-Mills got 111 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Clayton Wilson. Wilson also added a touchdown catch.
Quarterback Austin Switzer was 3-for-3 passing with a score and added 63 yards rushing and two TDs.
“He did a good job setting up the offense and getting us in the right plays,” Chrisitansen said of Switzer. “And he did a good job running the option.”
On defense, the Knights were led by Seth Phillips with 16 tackles, including two for losses and a half of a sack. Dylan Collins and Mark Hall each added 10 tackles. Hall also wrapped up two sacks.
The Knights’ 56 points mark the 14th straight game they’ve scored at least 50 points.
Fremont-Mills goes on the road to Whiting Community on Friday. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.