East County Sports

Knights make trek, return with win in 8-man debut

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EastCountySports.com staff report

WILDOMAR – Foothills Christian may have spent the summer getting acclimated to the nuances of eight-man football, but when the Knights’ season-opening game at Faith Baptist Academy, of Wildomar, got underway Friday night, it was like old times for the high-scoring FCHS offense.

A touchdown by DANIEL HOFFMAN got the Knights out to a quick lead, then following an interception and 20 yard return by ELI HALE, Hoffman scored his second early touchdown to give FCHS a 16-0 lead.

The Swordsmen were able to answer with a score, but the Knights came right back to answer. However, Faith Baptist put up a pair of scores to close the lead to 24-22.

The Knights scored again to make it 30-22.

Hoffman scored his third touchdown of the game to give Foothills a 36-22 lead. Hoffman was 8-for-14 passing for 92 yards and had 16 carries for 173 yards and three TDs.

After the Swordsmen closed again to 36-28, the Knights put up another score for a 44-28 margin.

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NATHAN HAMILTON had 4 receptions for 63 yards and a TD, while also rushing 14 times for 52 yards and another score.

MATTHEW ARAGON and STEVEN LEONCINI both caught two passes for 31 yards apiece, while Hale had three receptions for 17 yards.
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