Athletics

Football Team Tops Hilltoppers

The Knights football team recorded 428 yards of total offense in a decisive victory over Hillwood High School, 58-20. Ben Nixon passed for 185 yards, while Antwan Roberts rushed for 130 yards. Jay Wright and Nixon combined for a 95-yard play scoring another Knights touchdown in the third quarter. Dallas Darden led the Knights defensively with nine tackles, while Jacob Lann recorded two interceptions and ran one back for a touchdown. Defensive lineman Charles Albert even got in on the scoring action after he intercepted a pass and ran it back for a TD.

 

Bowling Teams Off to Great Start

The JPII men’s bowling team started the 2018-19 season with victories over Franklin Road Academy, Donelson Christian, and Father Ryan, while the Lady Knights started the season with a 2-0 start, defeating FRA and Father Ryan. Quinn Collins and Michael Wright led the way for the Knights for the week, while Samantha Aldrich and Riley Aldrich topped the Lady Knights with high scores.

 

 

Hockey Team Crushes Brentwood Academy

The Knights hockey team put on an offensive clinic as they trounced BA, 12-2. Max Galpin, J.T. Ernst, and Dylan Guy all scored a hat trick for the Knights while Tommy Chunchukov and Brendan Sullivan each found the goal as well. Knights goalie Eric Newman faced nine shots on goal.

 

 

Soccer Team Finishes Up Regular Season

The Lady Knight soccer team ended their regular season with a 0-9 loss to GPS, a 1-5 loss to Brentwood Academy, and a 2-3 loss to Baylor.  Ava Priest scored the lone goal for the Lady Knights with an assist by Lauren Cameron in the game against BA, while both Natale Mertens and Angela Steidl scored against Baylor.

 

 

Volleyball Team Falls in Regional Matches

The Lady Knights volleyball team fell in all three of their regional matches last week against Father Ryan, Brentwood Academy, and Baylor. Sophomore outside hitter Lillie Van Metre led the Lady Knights with 22 kills followed by sophomore Emily Slaughter with 18. Sophomore setter Emily Chronister tallied 60 assists for the week, and freshman libero Callie Goodwin recorded 39 digs.

 

Golf Team Finishes 5th in the State

The Lady Knights golf team comprised of Ali McCarthy and Emilie Williams finished 5th in the TSSAA State Tournament last week. McCarthy tied for 7th overall while Williams tied for 17th.