The Killbuck Savings Bank Game of the Week.

 

Bill Davis/ News Danville quarterback Skyler Durbin (10) tries to escape from the rush of East Knox’s Dawson David (57) and Kasson Krownapple, obscured, during the first half of Friday’s Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference game. The Blue Devils won, 21-14.

 

Bill Davis/ News East Knox’s Weston Melick, center, looks to throw during the first half of Friday’s Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference game against Danville. The Blue Devils won, 21-14.

 

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DANVILLE — The Devil-Dog trophy hasn’t been in East Knox’s hands since today’s seniors were in kindergarten.

But, Danville’s grip is still too tight.

Despite losing their starting quarterback, the Bulldogs came back from a 14-0 deficit to tie Friday’s game. Danville, however, shut down East Knox’s offense in the second half, while Skyler Durbin led the Blue Devils to a game-winning touchdown in the final minutes of their 21-14 home victory.

“I knew we needed some points,” Durbin said. “The defense has been stepping up. I knew we had to score for our defense.”

The victory — Danville’s 12th straight in the series — did more than just lock up the No. 1 seed in Region 27 for Danville. It also earned the team a share of the Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference championship, after Highland’s loss to Northmor on Friday night. Danville and Highland end the 2017 season with identical 6-1 conference records.

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