Rushmoor Knights American football team picked up an impressive 31-18 win at Portsmouth Dreadnoughts.

The Knights stunned the Dreadnoughts in the opening quarter, scoring on their first three possessions. Matt Rickard and Stephen Godfrey received passes from quarterback Calvin Stitt, with Travis Carpenter claiming the point after. A post pass by Stitt to Rickard from five yards at the end of the quarter made it 19-0. The Dreadnoughts saw their first two possessions picked off by Demi Soyoye and Howard Masekesa.

The second quarter began with a reply from the hosts when quarterback Jaden Ellis found wide receiver Sam Walters deep down the left side for an easy touchdown to make it 19-6. Ellis then found Simar Hassan and another pass completion to Leken Oladele, but the Knights held firm.

Stitt threw a long pass into the end zone, where he found the unmarked Carpenter on fourth down from the 35-yard line for the touchdown to make it 25-6 at the end of the half.

The third quarter began with the Knights receiving the ball. Stitt immediately looked for Carpenter, which resulted in a 35-yard pass interference call. A foul on Godfrey gave Harvey Macey an easy five-yard touchdown run to make it 31-6.

The Dreadnoughts mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter. A trick play saw Ellis play a square pass to Hassan on a flee flicker pass deep to a wide open Oladele for a 55-yard score to make it 31-12. Ellis was successful again when a deep pass to the left found Walters for a 40-yard score to make it 31-18.

Rushmoor Knights have now won six games out of six this season. The Knights’ next game is at home to Oxford Saints at King George V Playing Fields in Farnborough at 2pm on Sunday, June 16.