Knights overwhelm Eagles 52-6 | Football
Sophomore quarterback runs for107 yards, throws for 179 yards in huge win
Last updated 10/24/2019 at 10:57am
Since the start of the season, King’s coach Jim Shapiro was wondering what would happen when his team put together a complete game.
The Knights have the talent but in their six previous contests, they only produced only one victory and opened league play with a disappointing 16-7 loss to Granite Falls two weeks ago.
Shapiro wasn’t sure what he was going to see when King’s hosted defending league champion Cedar Park Christian (Bothell). But after 48 minutes of action, Shapiro had a definitive answer.
The Knights generated almost 500 yards of offense and limited the Eagles to only one touchdown in a surprisingly one-sided 52-6 victory in a North Sound Conference football game Friday, Oct. 18, at Woolsey Stadium.
“We finally put together the full game – special teams, defense and offense,” Shapiro said. “We’ve had pieces of that throughout the year. We put it together. It was pretty awesome.”
Cedar Park Christian came into Friday’s game averaging 43 points per game. King’s (1-1 in the league 2-5 overall) has been averaging 22 points per game.
“We were hoping for a victory,” Shapiro said. “We didn’t think it would be as dominant a victory. The kids did an amazing job.”
Sophomore quarterback Hayden Teeter rushed for 107 yards on 12 carries and completed seven of eight passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Davis Campbell caught both touchdowns and finished with five receptions for 162 yards.
King’s ground game finished with 277 yards, while the Knights threw for 192 yards for a total of 469 yards.
“We really challenged our line to move bodies,” Shapiro said. “It all starts with the offensive line. They did an extremely good job.”
Most of Cedar Park Christian’s 253 total yards came during its first two offensive drives. The King’s defense stuffed the Eagles on a fourth-and-goal from the Knights 1 on the second drive.
“We’re definitely excited,” Teeter said. “We’re still excited to prove to other teams in the league what we can do. We feel like this is the start of something big.”
King’s took a 14-6 lead in the first quarter on a 20-yard run by Lachlan McGregor and 9-yard run by Colton Fleming. Teeter threw a 41-yard TD pass to Campbell and Jack McCallister booted a 19-yard field goal in the second quarter.
Fleming added a 3-yard TD run and Royce Coleman scored on runs of 10 and 1 yards in the third quarter. Later in the period, Teeter connected on a 12-yard pass to Campbell to close out the scoring.
The Knights scrimmaged and had more game-like situations during last week’s practices. Teeter felt the momentum building during the week.
“Practice that week was outstanding,” he said. “That was the best week of practice we’ve had. An hour before game time we all kind of looked at each other. We knew that we could get it done.”
King’s victory means that three teams currently have only one league loss – Granite Falls (2-1, 3-4), Cedar Park Christian (2-1, 5-2) and South Whidbey (1-1, 5-2). The Knights face Sultan (0-2, 1-6) at 7 p.m., Oct. 25, at Sultan High School.
“The energy level was high from the get go,” Teeter said of Friday’s contest. “We started really fast in that game. We want to keep that up.”