The Benton Harbor Tigers and Loy Norrix Knights met on Friday night with both teams searching for their first victory of the year. After four hard-fought quarters, Benton Harbor secured a win, 35-26.
Benton Harbor jumped out to a 14-0 lead, as Davionte Tasker contributed two touchdowns. First, he found Rodney Ford on a 37-yard pass, and he later used his legs on a 1-yard keeper.
Loy Norrix would rally with thirteen unanswered points to pull within one, 14-13. The Knights would remain within a point as the teams went to halftime.
On the opening kick of the third quarter, Rodney Ford got Benton Harbor started in an explosive way. He fielded the kick and raced through the oncoming Loy Norrix kickoff team, standing in the end zone after a 77-yard return. This started a 21-0 Tigers run, as Ford and Julius Watkins added rushing touchdowns of their own.
Trailing 35-13, Loy Norrix would score two late touchdowns to make the final margin more respectable. Unfortunately, they were too far behind to win this ball game.
Tyler Roberts led Loy Norrix as a part of all four touchdowns. He finished 20/32 passing for 225 yards and two scores, finding Jackson Bergan and James Rocco for scores. Roberts also used his legs, rushing for 143 yards and two scores. On defense, Loy Norrix saw Jayshon Outlaw record 8 tackles and 2 sacks.
In Week 7, Loy Norrix will take on Ottawa Lake Whiteford, looking to snap their 13-game slide. The Whiteford Bobcats come in with a record of 5-1. Benton Harbor, now 1-5, will square off against 0-6 Dowagiac.