ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT
ROBBINSVILLE – Eight turnovers were costly to the Braves as the Robbinsville Black Knights defeated them 63-13 on Friday, Nov. 5. Cherokee lost seven fumbles and threw one interception while the Black Knights only had one turnover on an interception.
Robbinsville gained 523 yards on offense while holding Cherokee to 287.
Robbinsville’s Chris Daniels scored five touchdowns including two fumble returns for a score to lead the Black Knights.
Cherokee RB Dorian Walkingstick ended the regular season just shy of 2,000 yards. On Friday, he gained 175 yards on 29 carries which gave him a season total of 1,961 yards on 287 carries. He scored 15 rushing touchdowns on the year to lead the Braves.
Robbinsville came out of the blocks on Friday pumped up and scored four touchdowns in the first quarter alone. Daniels scored on runs of 19 and 14. He also returned two Cherokee fumbles all the to the house (34, 12).
Seth Littlejohn returned a kickoff 40 yards for the Braves’ lone score in the half.
The Black Knights poured in 19 more points in the second quarter on a 7-yard touchdown run by Cassidy Galaviz, a 1-yard run by Austin Hill and a 6-yard run by Daniels. They took a 47-7 lead into the locker room.
Fast forward to the fourth quarter and the Black Knights’ Jordan Storm would score twice on runs of 6 and 44. Cherokee QB Jesse Blanton scored on a 36-yard run midway through the quarter, but the Black Knights were too much on the night and took the game 63-13.
Forrest Stamper led Cherokee’s defense with 14 tackles followed by Jeremy Wolfe with 11 and S. Littlejohn with 8.
BRAVES SEASON TOTALS
Walkingstick 287 carries, 1,933 yds, 15TD
Blanton 117 carries, 603 yds, 8TD
Wright 49 carries, 241 yds, 1TD
Bradley 27 carries, 173 yds, 2 TD
Blanton 29 of 69, 468 yds, 7TD, 4INT
McMillan 7 rec, 125 yds, 3TD
Ramirez 7 rec, 101 yds, 1TD
Crowe 7 rec, 77 yds, 1TD
Bradley 3 rec, 86 yds, 1TD
Bradley 3, 116 yds, 1TD
Stamper 1, 10 yds
S. Littlejohn 13, 296 yds, 1TD
Bradley 12, 319 yds, 1 TD
Walkingstick 11, 275 yds
Blanton 3, 41 yds
TACKLES (unassisted, assisted)
Stamper (29, 62)
Buddy Arch (25, 88)
McMillan (17, 23)
S. Littlejohn (15, 53)