Joe Koch profiles the Knoch football team.
(Photo: Greensburg Salem's Teegan Hahn takes down Knoch's Cody Milsom during action in last Friday's Greater Allegheny Conference game at Offutt Field in Greensburg. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
"Knoch football coach Mike King is pleased with the way his team has responded in the early stages of victories against Franklin Regional and Greensburg Salem that have put his team atop the Greater Allegheny Conference in the WPIAL's Class AAA grouping.
"We've been playing well early," said King, who is in his 17th season as the Knights' coach. "But we have a lot of kids going both ways, and I think we got a little worn down against Greensburg Salem in the second half. We're learning what it takes to go four quarters in this conference."
The Knights (2-0, 2-0) step out of conference this week with a road game at Big Nine Conference member Ringgold (1-1, 1-1) before playing host to Gateway on Sept. 19.
"It's never easy when you play Ringgold," he said. "That's a very athletic team, and their coaches do a good job. But we've just completed Week 2 in the WPIAL, and anything can happen.""