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FORT KNOX — The Fort Knox Eagles came close to ending their long losing streak Friday night.
Fortunately for the visiting Hart County Raiders, the Eagles weren’t close enough as Hart County left McAdams Field with a 12-7 win in the Eagles’ home opener.
Fort Knox (0-2) has been held to two touchdowns or less offensively in 14 consecutive games.
“We battled pretty good. We were pretty tough all night long defensively,” said first-year Fort Knox coach Brandon Combs. “On offense, we couldn’t get it going consistently.”
The loss was the 23rd straight for Fort Knox, which dropped an 18-7 decision to the Raiders last year in Munfordville.
“I told the kids after the game that they battled hard and that’s something they hadn’t done,” Combs said. “They’re getting close and one day it will be their turn.”
Fort Knox junior quarterback Scott Hubner scored the Eagles’ lone touchdown on a rollout in which Combs said was a busted play.
Combs said the key play came in the second half as the Raiders (2-0) blocked a punt and scored on the ensuing possession.
UP NEXT: Fort Knox plays at Hancock County (0-2) on Friday.