BELOIT — Head coach Brad Dement wanted his Beloit Memorial football team to set the tone at the start of Friday night’s game with Madison East by “pounding the rock.”

They did exactly that with a 79-yard march on 14 running plays, capped by a 1-yard touchdown dive by junior running back Dee Nora.

Beloit scored two more rushing touchdowns, both by junior Cavari Kramer, and shut out the Purgolders in a driving rain, 21-0, at Jacobson Field. Beloit improved to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in the Big Eight. East slipped to 1-5 and 1-3.

Nora led the Knights with 115 yards rushing on 20 carries and Kramer added 105 on 15.

The Knights also got a big interception from Nachere Abdur-Rasheed that squashed a scoring threat by East in the second quarter.

Kramer had a 12-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and another 10-yard touchdown sprint in the third quarter. Griffin Oberneder booted three extra points and Baylor Denu blasted three kickoffs that resulted in touchbacks and East starting drives at its 20-yard line.

The Knights are scheduled to play at Madison West next Friday.

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