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MACON - The Middle Georgia State College Knights picked up their third win of the season and it was an important win. One of the toughest teams the Knights will face this season was the Atlanta Sports Academy on the 21st. The Spartans came out and took an early lead but the Knights came back and scored to keep it close. The Knights could have been down more going into the half but forced a fumble on a 1st and Goal by the Spartans then had a big 74 yard pass from Ken Hughes to Kwamaine Outlaw to set up a field goal attempt as time expired but the miss left the Knights down 17-13 at the half.
The second half saw the Knights in trouble early but a defensive stand after 1st and Goal from the five left the Spartans with their only score of a field goal in the second half, the Knights went to their ground game to make the comeback. Mixing in a few pass plays, Coach Dustan Jump relied on his backfield to put together a big drive that resulted in a touchdown by Rico Lyons but a bad snap left the score at 20-19. The Knights kicked off and the Spartans began running the ball to eat up clock. The Spartans finally went for a pass and it resulted in a interception by Reno Lyons that was returned to the 30 yard line of the Spartans. Quarterback Kion Button then found Quez Mahoganey at the 10 yard line and Mahoganey did the rest to put the Knights up 25-20. Dee Lundy came in for the two point conversion and found Jamarious Wright wide open to push the lead to 27-20. The Knights would have two final defensive stands in which they got sacks from Mario Usher and Miguel Carmona III and eventually sealed the game.
The Knights move to 3-0 on the season with the win and are ranked number 2 in the National Club Football Association (NCFA). The Knights have a bye this week and travel to Columbia, SC to take on the University of South Carolina club team in a conference match up on October 6 at 3PM. The game will be shown live at www.ihigh.com/mgsknights.