Kadden Lester

East Knox quarterback Kadden Lester completed 19 of his 38 passes in the Bulldogs' loss to New Middletown Springfield on Friday night.

ORRVILLE – For the last three weeks, East Knox appeared to be a team of destiny.

The Bulldogs used a blocked extra point to beat Ashland Crestview in their first playoff game since 2005. Then, they erased a 20-point third-quarter deficit to defeat Seneca East in the second round. Last week, in the regional title game, East Knox came back from 14 down to trounce Carey and advance to the state semifinals.