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By Jimmie Earls
Sun Sports Writer
It was a happy homecoming evening for the Washington County Commanders as they took care of the visiting Fort Knox Eagles in easy fashion, 48-7 at Bennett R. Lewis Field in Springfield.
The Commanders got off to a 21-0 start in the first quarter and added seven more in the second to take a 28-0 lead into halftime.
The second half started much the same way for WC as they scored 20 in the third quarter. Even the defense got in on the action as senior Steven Sexton recovered an Eagle fumble and ran it into the end zone for the final Commander touchdown.
With a running clock and WC ahead 48-0, WC head coach Mark Perry pulled his varsity defense and let the JV squad get some turf time.
Fort Know was able to score once on a fumble by WC sophomore QB Trae Abell that led to Fort Knox’s only score.
This was a big win for the Commanders as it was the first district match-up of the year. They improve to 1-0 in district play and 2-5 overall. Fort Knox falls to 0-1 in district and 0-7 overall.
See game highlights and photos in the Oct. 14 print edition of The Springfield Sun.