This is more enjoyable than trying to blog about West Point’s disastrous finish in its loss to San Diego State this afternoon. Last night was the annual Army Bowl, which pits Fort Campbell High School against Fort Knox High School in a battle of neighboring Army posts. Two teams from neighboring military bases playing each other? I’m not sure if there’s any other high school rivalries quite like this one. Very cool.
This year’s game went Fort Campbell’s way, with the home Falcons upending the Eagles 68-26. Fort Campbell senior Aaron Hills broke open a close game at the end of the first half, scoring three touchdowns in the final 3:37 to help the Falcons win going away. Hills scored on a 69-yard run, a 56-yard reception and an 80-yard interception return on the last play of the first half to bust the game open.
Akio Tonge led the Eagles with three touchdowns and an interception.
The win makes Fort Campbell 2-2 (why do they start the season so early in Kentucky?) and Fort Knox 1-3. Read more and see a photo gallery of game action on The ( Clarksville) Leaf Chronicle’s website.