The 1982 Castle Knights Championship Run
Oct. 1 — Castle Stadium
ON THE ROAD TO PARADISE — Castle would storm to 9-0 record with a hard-earned victory over Evansville Bosse, which became the first team all season to score a second-half touchdown on the Knights.
After the teams traded initial possessions, Castle lit up the scoreboard on a two-play, 89-yard drive that took less than a minute, On first down, senior running back David Brosmer collected 14 yards off right tackle. On second down, senior quarterback Mike Davis went deep, finding junior receiver Deon Chester for a 75-yard bomb right down the center of the field.
A few possessions later, the Knights went back to work, giving the Bull Dogs a double dose of the Brosmer brothers. David picked up a first down on two carries for 14 yards. After Chris picked up six yards on a reverse, David picked up five yards and a first down himself. After a 12-yard pass from Davis gave the Knights yet another first down, David ran a draw for 11 yards before blasting through the offensive line for a 14-yard touchdown run and a 14-0.
Bosse would mount a brief comeback when sophomore quarterback Scott O’Brien found receiver Jeff Chestnut for a 28-yard touchdown pass, cutting Castle’s lead to 14-7.
That score was enough to rouse the slumbering Knights, who would score on three of their next four possessions — including a three-yard run by David Brosmer, a one-yard run by senior fullback Neil Chapman and a seven-yard run by Chris Brosmer — to put the 34-7 victory in the bag.
The win clinched a playoff spot for the Knights.
“It feels good,” Castle Coach John Lidy told reporters. “Last year we didn’t know (about getting into the playoffs) until the final day. Now we’re in, and we can concentrate on the home field advantage.”
Next up on The Road to Paradise — the Evansville North Huskies.
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