Fieldcrest opens with nonconference win at home

    Tyler McKay won the starting quarterback job for Fieldcrest and showed how as he led the Knights to a 34-20 win over Reed-Custer in a nonconference football matchup at Veterans Park Friday night.
    McKay was 17 of 21 throwing for 230 yards and three touchdowns.
    It was actually the defense that got the Knights on the first. Keegan Robbins picked up fumble and raced 28 yards on the second play of the game to give Fieldcrest a 6-0 lead.
    The Comets responded with two touchdown drives in taking a 13-6 lead by the end of the opening stanza.
    Fieldcrest scored twice in less than a minute in the second period to take an 18-13 halftime lead. Micah Hurd rumbled seven yards with 4:52 left in the second quarter and McKay connected with Derek May for a 10-yard TD with 4:13 left in the half.
    Like the first half, it didn’t take long for the Knights to find the end zone. McKay went to the air and hit Michael Morse for a 65-yard touchdown play a mere 49 seconds into the third quarter.
    It was a 26-20 game midway through the fourth period when the McKay-to-May combination struck again. This time it was an 18-yard play for the touchdown. McKay hit Jaxon Cusac-McKay for the two-point conversion.
    Morse was the top target with six catches for 100 yards. May had three catches for 48 yards and Cusac-McKay added 38 yards on five receptions.
    Hurd rushed for 65 yards and McKay added 47 on keepers, which included a 50-yard scamper.
    Fieldcrest’s defense had two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.