2019 KNIGHTSTOWN PANTHERS FOOTBALL CAPSULE

 

HEAD COACH: Chad Montgomery (Second Season)

RECORD AT KNIGHTSTOWN: 9-2

CAREER RECORD: 9-2

HOME RECORD: 4-1

ROAD RECORD: 4-0

NEUTRAL RECORD: 1-1

TEC RECORD: 7-1

WINNING %: 818

POINTS SCORES: 319

POINTS ALLOWED: 157

 

COACHING RECORDS SINCE 2006

Bob Prescott (2006-2010)                              31-26

Patrick Mallory (2011-2012)                         14-8

Ken Miller (2013-2017)                                   18-34

Chad Montgomery (2018-present)           9-2

 

2018 RESULTS

Aug. 17 Hagerstown L 13 21
Aug. 25 N Winchester W 20 14
Sep. 1 at Union County W 34 28
Sep. 7 at Union City W 26 14
Sep. 14 Eastern Hancock W 21 8
Sep. 21 Cambridge City Lincoln W 56 6
Sep. 28 at Tri W 74 34
Oct. 5 at Northeastern W 14 12
Oct. 12 Centerville W 21 0
Oct. 19 Union County W 40 0 sect
Oct. 26 at Triton Central L 0 20 sect

 

2019 SCHEDULE

Aug. 23 at            Hagerstown 1A ©                            7:00 pm                              

Aug. 30 at            Winchester 2A ©                             7:00 pm                              

Sep. 6                    Union County 2A ©                         7:00 pm                              

Sep. 13                  Union City 1A ©                               7:00 pm                              

Sep. 20  at            Eastern Hancock 2A                         7:00 pm                              

Sep. 27  at            Cambridge City Lincoln 1A ©       7:00 pm                              

Oct. 4                    Tri 1A ©                                               7:00 pm                              

Oct. 11                  Northeastern 2A ©                         7:00 pm                              

Oct. 18  at            Centerville 2A ©                               7:00 pm                              

©TRI-EASTERN CONFERENCE GAME

 

TEN-YEAR WINNING TREND:

2009       9-4

2010       8-4

2011       7-4

2012       7-4

2013       6-5

2014       4-6

2015       2-8

2016       2-9

2017       4-6

2018       9-2

 

KNIGHTSTOWN FOOTBALL SINCE 1965

1965       3-1

1966       6-3

1967       1-8

1968       1-6-2

1969       4-4

1970       4-4-1

1971       3-6

1972       7-2

1973       9-1

1974       7-3

1975       5-5

1976       4-6

1977       7-3

1978       8-2

1979       6-4

1980       7-3

1981       9-2

1982       4-6

1983       5-5

1984       6-4

1985       6-4

1986       4-6

1987       2-7

1988       2-7

1989       1-8

1990       0-9

1991       3-8

1992       7-5

1993       3-7

1994       9-2

1995       6-5

1996       6-3

1997       14-1

1998       7-5

1999       6-4

2000       4-6

2001       7-4

2002       6-5

2003       9-3

2004       4-6

2005       14-1

2006       5-7

2007       4-6

2008       5-5

2009       9-4

2010       8-4

2011       7-4

2012       7-4

2013       6-5

2014       4-6

2015       2-8

2016       2-9

2017       4-6

2018       9-2

 

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Kyler Burchett

José Olivo

 

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Landon Carmichael

Ben Newby

Nick Walsh

Max Muncy

Liam Orcutt

James Lukens

Aidan Orcutt

Sam Thomas

 

2018 TEAM STATS

PASSING: 111 – 165 – 1,981 – 17.8 – 180.1ypg– 19TD – 10INT

RUSHING: 326 – 2,856 – 259.6ypg – 23TD

ALL – PURPOSE YARDS: 5,567/506.1

TOTAL OFFENSE: 4,837/439.7

TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS: 47

TACKLES: 1,078

TACKLES FOR LOSS: 85

SACKS: 43

INTERCEPTIONS: 15

KICK RETURNS: 15.3

PUNT RETURNS: 13.7

PUNTING: 29.3

PUNTS INSIDE 20: 1

 

2018 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

PASSING: José Olivo, 109 – 159 – 1,939 – 176.3ypg– 19TD – 10INT

RUSHING: José Olivo, 150 – 1,370 – 124.5ypg – 16TD

RECEIVING: Kyler Burchett, 44 – 965 – 87.7ypg – 11TD

ALL – PURPOSE YARDS: José Olivo, 1,716 – 156.0….Nick Walsh, 1,470 – 133.6…Kyler Burchett, 1,439 – 130.8

TOTAL YARDS PER GAME: José Olivo, 3,309/300.8

TOUCHDOWNS: José Olivo, 20

TOTAL TACKLES: Ben Newby, 139/13.9

SOLO TACKLES: Ben Newby, 129

ASSISTS: Max Muncy, 15

TACKLES FOR LOSS: Liam Orcutt, 20

SACKS: Liam Orcutt, 15

INTERCEPTIONS: José Olivo, 8

 

2018 COMPOSITE STATS: https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/knightstown-panthers-(knightstown,in)/football-fall-18/stats.htm

 

2019 ANALYSIS

The name José Olivo will go down in Knightstown’s record book as one of the best all-around football players in their history. Finding a way to replace him is not going to be easy. Olivo did everything on offense averaging over 300 yards per game in a balanced pass/run attack. Olivo threw for 176.3 yards and 19 touchdowns while running for another 124.5 yards per game and 16 touchdowns. Finding that kind of production this season will be extremely difficult.

Another huge loss for the Panthers is receiver Kyler Burchett. He led Knightstown with 44 receptions and 11 scores. Burchett also rushed for 311 yards and was one of the leaders on defense with 107 tackles.

Head coach Chad Montgomery, a New Palestine grad, helped lead the Panthers to a co – championship in his first season at Knightstown. Now Montgomery must focus on 2019 and put last season behind him. The new quarterback will be junior Chase Richmond. Richmond will see his first varsity action August 23 at Hagerstown, also co – champions of the TEC.

Senior running back Nick Walsh will be counted on to be the every–day back after rushing for 1,078 yards in 2018. Walsh averaged 8.8 yards per carry and scored six touchdowns on 122 carries.

Richmond will have a couple of veteran receivers to throw to including Max Muncy and James Lukens. Muncy had 18 receptions last season, Lukens hauled in 12 receptions and a touchdown. Look for Robert Porter and Aaron Reagan to be involved in the passing attack this season.

Up front the Panthers will count on veterans Liam Orcutt, Aidan Orcutt and Sam Thomas. All three players will go both ways and will be pivotal for the Panthers on defense. Junior linebacker Ben Newby returns after recording 139 tackles and four sacks in 2018. The All-TEC performer will be joined by Landon Carmichael as two of the starting linebackers. The secondary will be manned by Robert Porter and Aaron Reagan.

Knightstown will have some holes to fill as they prepare for their season opener at Hagerstown. Losing Olivo could be felt early until Richmond settles in at quarterback. In the meantime, look for coach Montgomery to rely on the running game very early. The defense is strong enough and returns plenty of talent and that will keep the Panthers in the TEC championship hunt throughout the season.