By: Bradley Cole
With each passing game, North Henderson takes another step closer to turning the corner and becoming an elite program in their new era.
On Friday night, the Knights traveled to Canton to take on a undefeated, highly ranked Pisgah team and took a step up the ladder by giving the Bears everything they could handle in their tough 37-27 loss.
To kick things off, Pisgah scored two touchdowns throughout the first and second quarters to put North in a 14-0 hole. Although, quarterback Kalin Ensley fought his way into the end zone for a 3-yard rushing touchdown shortly after. A failed extra point attempt put North down 14-6 going into halftime.
At the break, North coach Justin Clark simply told his players to give everything they had in the final half, and indeed they did.
After Pisgah kicked a 14-yard field goal at the start of the second half to grab a 17-6 lead, Ensley connected with Darren Lammons for a 10-yard passing touchdown and Ensley came up big again as he picked up a fumbled ball and ran it for a touchdown to ultimately give North a 20-17 lead.
Pisgah would score before the end of the third quarter and held a 23-20 lead over the Knights going into the final quarter.
Early in the fourth, Ensley threw a bullet to Miguel Lammons for a seven-yard touchdown, and North shrunk the Bears’ lead to 30-27.
However, Pisgah added another touchdown late in the fourth quarter to seal up their 37-27 win against North and stay perfect.
All in all, North had plenty to be happy about after giving a splendid effort.
“I truly feel this program is headed in the right direction. This game showed it,”North Head Coach Justin Clark said.
North will now take on Brevard next Friday at North Henderson. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. `