Knowlton 'is the real deal'

Chris Cowbrough
Staff Writer

Kettle Falls High senior McKay Knowlton ran for a career-high 242 yards (15 carries) and three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 29-6 Northeast 2B football win over Mary Walker (Springdale) Friday at KFHS.
And it was all pretty much a happy accident.
Knowlton, who started the season as a receiver, was moved to running back when starter Trevor James went down with an injury. The triple jump/long jump standout has thrived in the backfield since. He rushed for 167 yards last week in a loss to Davenport.
So, why hasn’t Knowlton, with his speed and running ability, not been a staple in the backfield for a season or two? You’d have to ask former coach Curtis Corvino (now the KFHS Principal) and first year KFHS head coach Loren Finley that one.
“Being a track star, you would have thought we would have taken that into consideration,” admitted Finley, who is just happy to have found, late in the game or not, one of the league’s most dangerous—and productive—running backs.
Better late than never.

Kettle Falls will travel to Colbert and a date with high-octane and unbeaten Northwest Christian (3-0) on Friday. Game time is 7 p.m.

Read the full story in the September 21 edition of the Statesman Examiner.