Head coach Dan Cimini, standing left, had his Liggett football team ready to
play and the Knights delivered a 34-0 win at Auburn Hills Oakland Christian.
Head coach Dan Cimini, standing left, had his Liggett football team ready to play and the Knights delivered a 34-0 win at Auburn Hills Oakland Christian. photo by Renato Jamett.
September 19, 2013The University Liggett football team won its league opener last weekend, blasting host Auburn Hills Oakland Christian 34-0.
"Our defense played very well and we had a balanced offense," head coach Dan Cimini said. "We had two tough games to open the season, so I told the guys to hang in there and continue to play hard and good things will happen."
Good things happened in a big way as the Knights' defense forced seven turnovers, four interceptions and three fumble recoveries.
Tommy Jackson had two interceptions, while Trey Caine had one and a fumble recovery. Darryl Lewis also picked off a pass, and Caleb Stokes had a fumble recovery and 15 tackles.
"Our defensive coordinator was on top of his game as he planned a great scheme against a team that liked to throw the ball," Cimini said. "They have scored some points, but not tonight."
Offensively, Jackson was a one-man wrecking crew, completing 17-of-20 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns, plus he rushed for a score.
Lordanthony Grissom had seven receptions for 132 yards and one touchdown, while Caine had five receptions for 85 yards and two scores. Lewis led the rushing attack, gaining 85 yards.
"The guys are having fun and now this game starts the heart of our season," Cimini said. "We have to get ready for another good league foe and I know we will be ready to play."
Liggett improved to 1-0 in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference and 1-2 overall.
Coming up for the Knights is a 4:30 p.m. home game Friday, Sept. 20, against division foe Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest.