HACL W3: Knights 22-18 Eagles

HACL Week 3, Game 1

Bught Park, Inverness


Article by Tom Green…

Scoring Summary

1st Half

Campbell to McIntyre (Touchdown)

Campbell to Blackhall (2pt Conversion)

Kelly to Roberts (Touchdown)

Kelly to Paterson (Touchdown)

Campbell? to Stewart (Touchdown)

Knights 1pt conversion

2nd Half

Kelly to Roberts (Touchdown)

Campbell to Blackhall (Touchdown)

Campbell to Stewart (1pt Conversion)

Charleston Academy Knights VS Millburn Academy Eagles

Photo by Scott MacDonald

In the final game of week 3 the Charleston Academy Knights faced off with the Millburn Academy Eagles who needed a victory to stay in with a shot at making the Highland Bowl which resulted in one of the most dramatic games in HACL history with the game going right down to the wire.

The Knights opened the scoring early in the first half when Calvin Campbell found centre Fergus McIntyre in the endzone for a touchdown. This touchdown was then converted for 2 points when Campbell passed to receiver Sam Blackhall to give the Knights an 8 point lead.

This lead didn’t last long as Millburn fought back with a touchdown of their own when Quarterback Connol Kelly found running back Alex Roberts on the end of his touchdown pass. Unfortunately for the Eagles the conversion attempt which followed was unsuccessful but it resulted in a momentum shift in the game.

The Eagles then took the lead after stopping the Knights’ offense on the following drive when Kelly found receiver Aaron Paterson on the end of a precision pass to give the Eagles a 4 point lead. Once again the conversion attempt which followed the touchdown drive was unsuccessful but Millburn proved that they weren’t going to let the Knights get the better of them.

The Knights then fought back hard on the offensive side of the football and retook the lead when Campbell found Reece Stewart to give the Knights the lead. This lead was then increased to 3 points after the successful one point conversion attempt. This was the last touchdown of the half and the Knights were now leading the game 15 points to 8.

After the half time break Hudson’s Eagles rallied and successfully retook the lead once more when Kelly once again found Roberts. Unfortunately, for the Eagles, The Knights’ defense were not going to allow Millburn the extra points which meant that the game was going to have a classic ending.

After several unsuccessful drives the Knights once more found a way in front as Campbell found Blackhall in the endzone for yet another touchdown. The Touchdown was then converted by Campbell who passed to Stewart in the endzone which gave the Knights a 4 point lead. With only minutes remaining in the game the Knights’ defense stepped up big time and made it impossible for the Eagles to breakdown and eventually they managed to reclaim possession of the football after a turnover on downs. The clock then went to zero and arguably one of the best games in league history was over.



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