BOURBON — Knox linebacker Jordan Beem’s 50-yard interception return with 5.4 seconds left in the game at Triton somehow felt appropriate.
Not that Beem’s touchdown-scoring tightrope walk down the sideline affected the outcome in any way, but it certainly placed an exclamation mark on the Redskins’ superlative defensive effort.
Knox forced six turnovers — three picks and three fumble recoveries — piled up six tackles for a loss, and held the Trojans to 157 yards of total offense in a 27-0 Northern State Conference football win Friday.
“We’ve been harping on our guys all year about playing hard and going downhill,” Knox head coach Terry Chestovich said. “Our guys up front and our linebackers played very well. Our defense set up our offense with good field position, and we were able to control the game defensively which is what we want to do.”