Big nights on both sides of the ball helped lead Ocoee to a big season-opening win.
Behind a stout defense and big offensive performances from running back Dexter Rentz Jr. and quarterback Nick Wright, the Ocoee Knights started off their season on the right foot with a 37-6 win over the Oak Ridge Pioneers Friday, Aug. 23.
Wright ran for three touchdowns, while Rentz had two touchdowns of his own.
Defensively, the Knights dominated the Pioneers, forcing three turnovers on downs and two fumbles with both of them being recovered by Jamal Desina. Oak Ridge’s only touchdown came after it was set up deep in Knights territory following an interception.
Special teams also had a big day as well, with Lovie Jenkins having two big punt returns — one of which led to a touchdown two plays later. Ocoee also had a blocked punt as well.
The Knights will look to continue their momentum into next week when they go on the road to take on the Olympia Titans (0-1).