GEORGETOWN – The No. 3 Georgetown College football team had a fight early with Kentucky Christian University Saturday, but took the pop in the mouth and fought back to remain undefeated. The Tigers won 27-6.
The Tigers (4-0, 1-0 Mid-South Conference East) fumbled the opening kickoff that the Knights (2-2, 0-1 MSC East) eventually set up for a field goal and their only lead all day at iHigh Field.
Georgetown took the ensuing drive the distance for a 7-3 lead. KCU made it uncomfortable, 7-6, late in the first quarter, but got no closer.
“Let’s give credit to our defense,” said GC coach Bill Cronin. “They played well all day and never broke against a team that completely changed its offensive scheme for us. They were running series we had never seen and I thought coach (Shan) Housekeeper and his staff did a great job of adjusting on the run.”
The Knights did a lot of sneak and hidden ball tricks with quarterback Graham Johnston.
The sophomore held the ball as he and the running backs approached the line of scrimmage together before making the decision as to who would run.
The signal caller had 20 yards on 29 attempts, while Deonte Merricks netted 52 yards on 10 attempts.
GC’s defense, which forced No. 24 Lindsey Wilson to negative three yards rushing, gave up 67 on 48 attempts to KCU.
The Tigers return to iHigh Field this Saturday to host Bethel University. GC is on a 13-game home and 21-game regular season win streaks. Saturday’s win was Cronin’s 149th at Georgetown.