Charleston Academy Knights 28-14 Black Isle Stags
HACL Week 2, Game 1
Bught Park, Inverness
Article by Tom Green…
CHA 6-0 BLA – Reece Stewart
CHA 6-6 BLA – Brannen (TD)
CHA 6-8 BLA – 2pt Conversion
CHA 6-14 BLA – Brannen (TD)
CHA 14-14 BLA – McIntyre (TD)
CHA 20-14 BLA – Craig Robertson (TD)
CHA 26-14 BLA – Craig Macintosh (TD)
CHA 28-14 BLA – 2pt Conversion
The Charleston Academy Knights went to the top of the 2016 HACL after defeating the experienced Black Isle Stags 28-14. Heading into the game, both the Black Isle Stags and Charleston Academy Knights entered week 2 of the HACL season undefeated and this game was billed as the biggest game of the weekend. The weather during the game varied from heavy rain and sleet in the first half to sunshine during the second.
Charleston took the lead in the first half of the game when Reece Stewart scored a touchdown. Unfortunately, for the Knights, the conversion attempt which followed was no good but it ensured that the Knights would go into the half time interval 6 points ahead of the Stags.
In the second half Black Isle’s offense started to flourish and their efforts were rewarded when Dean Brannen got a game tying touchdown early in the half. The two point conversion attempt which followed was successful and Black Isle now had the lead in the game. The Stags then extended their lead shortly after the 1st TD when Brannen scored his second of the game. Unfortunately for the Stags the conversion attempt was no good and it meant that Charleston were only a touchdown behind their divisional rivals.
The Knights then tied the game up once again when Fergus McIntyre scored his first touchdown of the weekend. They were not able to retake the lead on the extra point attempt which followed but the Knights now had the momentum in the game. Not long afterwards, as a result of the momentum shift, Craig Robertson scored a touchdown which gave Charleston the lead (the extra point attempt was no good). Craig Macintosh then doubled the Knights lead with not much time remaining and the 2pt attempt which followed was good which sealed the Knights victory in the second half. This result took the Knights to the top of the table. Charleston also coincidentally are now on an 8 game winning streak in the regular season since their defeat to the Inverness High School Predators in week 2 of the 2015 season.