The win marks the seventh ranked Wildcats’ eighth straight victory over the Knights. The Cats own a 60-30-2 all-time advantage over Arab in the heated rivalry that dates back to 1922.
The visitors from the valley got on the scoreboard with just over three minutes remaining in the opening stanza with a 34 yard touchdown pass from sophomore signal caller Cole McCarty to Jack Harris. The Knights evened the score early in the second as senior quarterback Alex Alcala took advantage of a Wildcat fumble, scoring from just outside the Guntersville one yard line.
The one yard jolt would be the only offensive score the Arabian Knights would put up in the cross-county clash.
McCarty lead the Wildcats into the endzone on their next possession, scoring from 20 yards out. The Cat defense pitched in Guntersville’s next two scores, taking a pair of Alcala passes in to the endzone, both snagged deep in Wildcat territory.
The Arabian Knight defense returned the favor just before the break, sacking McCarty in the endzone, adding a pair of points to the home team.
The visitors carried a commanding 28-9 lead in the locker room.
After a scoreless third the Cats but a bow on the victory with a scoring strike from just outside the Knight 10 yard line.
The Arabian Knights will open 6A Region 7 play next Friday night welcoming the Fort Payne Wildcats (0-2) to Brindlee Mountain. Guntersville will host ninth ranked Fairview at Chorba-Lee Stadium in a battle of top ten teams.