Friday Night’s rivalry game between Bishop’s and La Jolla Country Day was a one-sided affair from start to finish. The two teams took the field ready to play in this year’s “Bish Bowl” and for both sides it was a night of very different results. After all was said and done it was the Knights who emerged victorious and successfully avoided the losing column for a ninth straight week.
From the opening kickoff, the Torreys came out ready to play and even tried pulling a fast one on the Knights. An onside kick to start the game caught everyone by surprise, but the Knights reacted quickly and were able to come away with the football. The failed onside kick would set up an incredibly potent offense with great field position on their opening drive. Bishop's would not squander the opportunity, the Knights flew down the field and put up eight quick points. La Jolla Country Day took a calculated risk and immediately payed the price. As it turns out, this series of events would be a sign of things to come, as the game quickly got out of hand and out of reach for the Torreys.
Struggles on offense would have the Torreys giving the back to the Knights and often with good field position. With Bishop’s taking advantage of almost every opportunity, the lead just kept getting bigger and bigger. The Knights were relentless, and would score on all but one of their possessions through two quarters of play. After one half of football the scoreboard read 53-0 in favor of the Bishop’s Knights.
With the game pretty much over, the Knights would handle the clock and cruise to their ninth straight victory, winning the game by a final score of 66-6. The preview for this game stated that Bishop’s played at a pace that overwhelmed the majority of their opponents. This was once again the case tonight, as the Knights quickly got in front and never looked back. A tremendous performance by the offense, followed by a great performance on defense, had Bishop’s finishing their schedule with yet another impressive win. Bishop’s came out on Friday night and played like a team that wanted to remain perfect on the season. The Knights did just that and are now looking ahead towards the next challenge that awaits them, the playoffs.
PREVIEW: Friday's matchup between the Bishop’s Knights and the La Jolla Country Day Torreys will give both teams the chance to make a statement on the final game of their schedule. This game will give the Knights the unique opportunity to remain undefeated on the season. A win on Friday would secure a ninth consecutive win and wrap up a perfect season for the Knights. For the Torreys Friday’s game will give them the opportunity to end the season with a signature win, and deny the Knights their shot at perfection.
For the Torreys to pull off the upset they must find a way limit an offense that is known for scoring. The Knights know how to put points on the board, and if they get ahead of their opponent it is almost impossible to catch up. This season, the Knights have two performances in which over seventy points were scored, and have also managed to put up more than fifty points in over half of their games this year. Bishop’s squad has recently looked unbeatable but they have been slowed down before. In two of their first three games the Knights were involved in two hard fought contests, where they held under thirty points and only won the game with a single digit lead. If the Torreys stay active on defense they can make scoring tough for the Knights and possibly put themselves in position to come away with the victory.
The Knights however, have been on a roll that seems almost impossible to stop. Slowing down Bishop’s potent offense has proved to be a difficult task this season, and it is obvious that the Knights are playing a brand of football that is overwhelming their opponents. Bishop’s squad hasn’t had to rely much on defense because of how brilliant they have been on offense. If the Knights come out Friday night and play the way they have all season long, they will be very hard to stop and it will be even harder to imagine them losing this game.
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