The Georgia Knights have had a tough time scoring points this season, entering Saturday’s game with only one offensive touchdown in their first four games. Those struggles continued Saturday as the Georgia Predators defeated the Knights 56-0.
Steven Williams threw touchdowns passes on the Predators first three possessions, all to Jharail Rhodes as the Predators jumped out 20-0. Rhodes finished with 4 receptions 88 yards and three touchdowns.
The Knights (0-5) had their best drive of the game going late in the second quarter before fumbling at the Predators 29. Cordero Ivory returned the fumble 65 yards for a touchdown giving the Predators a 28-0 lead at halftime.
In the second half the Georgia Predators (3-1) defense would score two more times on a 5-yard fumble return by Breland Trahan and a 35-yard interception return by Thomas Trahan. Williams added another touchdown pass to Marcus Bridges and Jean Joseph scored on a 7-yard touchdown to complete the second half scoring.
The Knights (0-5) have scored one offensive touchdown, been shutout three times and outscored 169-8 through the first five games of the season.
“Right now we have to get more players in. Our ship has been tossed because we’ve had 12 injuries to our team, 8 have been season-ending injuries and we’re hurting right now.” Knights head coach Elmar Watters said. “The thing that we have to do now is come together and try to get back to full strength.”
Predators head coach Ty Johnson has stood behind quarterback Stephen Williams all year and Williams delivered his best game of the season passing for over 160 yards and four touchdown passes in three quarters of action. Jharail Rhodes caught four passes for 88 yards and three touchdowns.
“Tonight is definitely why Steve is our quarterback. He has an excellent arm, he can read the coverage and drop it to the hot man and every week you see we have another hot man. Tonight it was Mr. Rhodes doing his thing,” Predators head coach Ty Johnson said.
The 56 points were a franchise and season-high for the Georgia Predators and their first shutout in franchise history.
The Knights will face the East Alabama Predators (5-0) next week on the road. The Georgia Predators (3-1) travel to the Marvel City Tigers (2-3).