Perhaps it was the two-hour bus ride that made the sixth ranked Knights a little tight in Friday's game against New Albany. Whatever it was resulted in the Knights first loss of the season as the New Albany Bulldogs defeated the Knights by the score of 27-20.

It was revenge for New Albany as they were defeated by the Knights 56-49 last season.

The Knights (1-1) had the early lead as DJ Stevenson intercepted a pass and drove it for 66 yards. Castle would eventually get two possessions in the first half before New Albany (2-0) would take over.

Castle, who didn't commit a turnover in their previous game against Terre Haute

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South, committed three against the Bulldogs.

Castle's Noah Taylor, who the previous week rushed for 246 yards only rushed for 156 against New Albany.

The Knights still had a chance to tie. With less than a minute to play, the Bulldogs stripped Knights quarterback Nathan Harpenau as the Knights were making their move toward the end zone.

For the game, Harpenau threw for 191 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

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