That lead reached 21-0 on the Hatchets’ biggest pass play of the season with 4:16 remaining in the half.
From his own 35, Brashear found Dalton Devine open along the Hatchet sideline. Brashear hit Devine in the numbers just past midfield and the speedy Devine did the rest for a 65-yard scoring strike.
Though he didn’t reach the end zone, Edrwin Revolorio had several big gains from his fullback position in the half, four of which went for first downs.
Arvin finished with 95 yards on 28 carries, while Revolorio added 70 yards on 13 attempts. Overall, the Hatchets netted 198 yards on the ground.
Washington reached the end zone again midway through the third quarter when Brashear, facing a fourth-and-one at the North Knox 24, called his own number and rambled untouched into the end zone. Moody’s fourth extra point of the night gave the Hatchets a 28-6 lead.
Edrwin Revolorio added a second half interception and the Hatchets held on five of the six North Knox fourth attempts on the night.
Brashear was particularly pleased with how his defense fared on the evening, especially after the two Warrior touchdowns.
“There have been, in the previous eight games, times where bad things have happened to us defensively, and it just snowballed into something,” said Brashear.
“We really did a nice job of bending and not breaking tonight.”
Brashear thought his defensive line set the tone for the best Hatchet defensive performance to date.
“I have to brag on our three big guys up front defensively. We’ve been running that 3-5 defense the last two or three weeks, and ironically it’s been pretty good to us, it‘s the best defense we‘ve played all year,” said Brashear. “Jeffrey Harrawood, James Sidebottom, and Eric Long just did a yeoman’s job up front.
“Those kids just played their hind ends off and I’m really proud of them. They set the tone defensively tonight.”
North Knox scored again on a 14-yard run by Austin Miller with 6:21 left in the game.
The Hatchets will host Class 3A No. 5 Brownstown Central in first round sectional action on Friday.