Reinhardt Eagles (1-1) vs. Kentucky Christian Knights (1-1)
Ken White Field Waleska, GA
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Kickoff at 12 noon EST
By: Kraig Doremus and Ben Greene
This week the Reinhardt Eagles play their first home game of the young 2014 season as they welcome the Kentucky Christian Knights to Ken White Field in Waleska. The Eagles are coming off a hard fought upset victory against the 18th ranked Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson College.
Last week, Reinhardt (1-1) traveled to Blue Raider Stadium to do battle with Lindsey Wilson. The Blue Raiders (1-1) began the game by jumping out to a 20-0 lead in the first ten minutes. The lead would not stand however, as Reinhardt slowly chipped away at it – and when time expired the Eagles were victorious, upsetting the Blue Raiders by a score of 52-48. Ian McIntosh would deliver a 2-yard touchdown run with 1:35 remaining in the game after being set up by a 20-yard completion from Jonathon Chamblee to Aaron Kennedy. The completion put the Eagles on the Lindsey Wilson 6-yard line and two plays later McIntosh found the end zone for what would become the winning touchdown. On the night, Reinhardt amassed 627 yards of total offense with 336 of those coming on the ground. Ian McIntosh would lead the Eagles rushing attack with 146 yards while quarterbacks Jonathon Chamblee and Ryan Osborne combined to complete 18 passes for a total of 291 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, a trio of players had four tackles each. Jarred Johnson and Richard Wilburn each had one interception for Reinhardt.
The Kentucky Christian Knights (1-1) play their third consecutive road game this week when they travel to Waleska. They enter the contest against Reinhardt coming off a 30-9 win over Bethel University (0-2). After being up by a mere point, 10-9, in the third quarter, the Knights of Kentucky Christian would score 20 unanswered points and walk away with a convincing victory. On offense, quarterback Graham Johnson led Kentucky Christian. The Knights collected 415 yards of total offense against Bethel. Of those 415 yards, 299 of them came via the rushing attack. Johnson, the dual threat quarterback, accumulated 160 rushing yards on 16 attempts, while passing for 116 yards. In all, the quarterback was responsible for 276 yards of total offense. On the defensive side of the ball, it was a team effort as the Knights held Bethel to 160 yards of offense with 112 of those yards coming through the air.
This week both Kentucky Christian and Reinhardt come into the game looking for their second win of the season. The Reinhardt defense is going up against a good rushing attack from Kentucky Christian. The defense must contain Knights quarterback Graham Johnson who had a good day of rushing and passing last week. The keys to the game for Kentucky Christian include stopping the rushing attack from Reinhardt. The Eagles had a total of 336 yards rushing against Lindsey Wilson with Ian McIntosh accounting for 146 of those yards
The contest between the Knights and Eagles is set to kickoff from Ken White Field in Waleska, Georgia at 12 noon EST on Saturday, September 13.