It may have been Ocoee's lone preseason game, but the Knights meant business in its 48-6 thumping of University on Friday, Aug. 16.
Right out of the gates, the Knights set the tone early with a touchdown run at the goal line from quarterback Nick Wright less than three minutes into the game. The senior quarterback would prove to be a handful for the Cougars, as he'd account for three touchdowns — two on the ground, and one through the air that landed softly into the hands of senior receiver Corey Jackson.
The rushing attack for the Knights was led by senior running back Dexter Rentz Jr., who ran circles around the Cougars' defense for two touchdowns in the first quarter. Charles Pierre would add to the running game as he scampered for two-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and quarterback Dylan Wade would cap off the night's scoring with a rushing touchdown of his own in the fourth quarter.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Knights stymied the Cougars' offense for just about the entire night. Outside of the 50-plus yard touchdown as timed expired in the first quarter, the Cougars had no answer for a Knights' defense that looked to already be in midseason form.
With their preseason game now out of the way, the Knights will now look to take that momentum and put it toward its regular season kickoff at Oak Ridge on Friday, Aug. 23.