Montgomery, AL – The Montgomery Catholic Knights continue to make headlines as they secured their fifth consecutive shutout victory, setting a school record in the process. Their impressive defensive performance was on full display as they blanked Bullock County 38-0 in a Class 4A Region 2 matchup Friday night in Union Springs.
The 3rd ranked Knights, now boasting an unblemished 8-0 record, have been nothing short of extraordinary on the both the defensive and offensive sides of the ball. Kirk Johnson’s squad has allowed just three touchdowns though eight games. They gave up 12 to Alabama Christian in week one followed by surrendering six to Booker T. Washington the following week. The scoreboard for the Knights’ opponents have shown all zeros for the past five weeks. In addition to their stingy defense the Knights’ high octane offense has put up an eye popping 345 points. The string of five consecutive shutouts, in addition to the Knights’ 21-0 victory over McGill-Toolen in week zero, ties the 1946 and 1947 Catholic squads for the second-most shutouts in school history, now only trailing the 2021 team’s remarkable eight shutouts.
Perhaps even more remarkable is the fact that Montgomery Catholic has clinched their 32nd consecutive regular-season victory, a streak that dates back to a 2020 loss to Montgomery Academy. This impressive run secures their status as the team with the longest regular-season winning streak in the state. Additionally, they’ve won 32 consecutive region contests, an unbroken streak that began during the 2019 season.
After dispatching the Bullock County Hornets 38-0 Friday night, the Knights have officially secured their spot in the AHSAA Class 4A postseason. They currently share the top spot in Region 2 with Andalusia, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 4A. The Knights and Bulldogs, both sitting at 7-0 overall, 5-0 in region play are followed by Booker T. Washington, who sits at 4-1, and Montgomery Academy and Dale County, both at 2-3. The competition promises to be fierce as the regular season come to a close, and the Knights will aim to continue their impressive run.
The Knights will put their streak on the line as they close out the regular season, welcoming Dale County (3-5, 2-3) to Catholic Field Friday night followed by one of the River Region’s most anticipated matchups – the Knights’ showdown with Andalusia on October 27th.