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KF falls to Deep Creek

Reaching: King’s Fork’s Joseph Hill (1) and Deep Creek’s Cameron Stewart go up for a Bulldog pass during Friday night’s Southeastern District game at Deep Creek. The host Hornets routed King’s Fork 33-6. As the Hornet quarterback, Stewart threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two touchdowns.

CHESAPEAKE — Deep Creek celebrated its homecoming night in the 100th year of the high school with a 33-6 win over King’s Fork Friday night.

The Hornets led 7-0 at halftime before scoring three touchdowns in the third period.

King’s Fork (0-7, 0-6) was looking for its first win and faced a tough enough challenge without giving the Hornets any help. The Bulldogs did so anyway, giving away five turnovers and 136 yards worth of penalties.

The first 20 minutes of the game were played entirely in Deep Creek territory, but the Hornets held the Bulldogs off the board.

King’s Fork advanced as far as the Hornet 12 on its first drive. KF’s triple option, mainly with carries by quarterback Matt Hommell and fullback Karon Adams, put the Bulldogs in position to score, until a bad pitch by Hommell resulted in a fumble and a Deep Creek recovery.

Early in the second quarter, Adams broke a fullback dive for a 25-yard gain to the Hornet 11.

On the following third down, from the DC 8, Hommell kept the ball around the end and was hit hard. He left the game injured and didn’t return. Junior backup DeQuan Fofana came in under center for the Bulldogs.

A 24-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Deep Creek. After KF’s defense stopped the Hornets again, the Bulldogs couldn’t move the ball and their ensuing punt was blocked, setting the Hornets up at the Bulldog 45.

Four plays later, Hornet quarterback Cameron Stewart hit Jeff Woods for a 17-yard touchdown pass.

Deep Creek’s first possession of the second half needed only two plays before Stewart raced around the right end and down the sideline for a 40-yard touchdown run, making it 14-0 Hornets.

The Bulldogs moved the ball well on occasion in the second half, but three lost fumbles and penalties turned the game into a rout.

Early in the fourth period, the Bulldogs got out of a 3rd-and-30 situation with two complete passes by Fofana. Fofana threw to Davon Grayson for a 32-yard gain on fourth down. The next play, from the Hornet 14, ended in a fumble.

Lawan Brown’s 63-yard run was the big play on a 94-yard Bulldog drive for their only score. Fofana scored on a 2-yard run.

Brown led KF rushers with 72 yards. Fofana was 4-for-10 passing for 73 yards. Grayson caught three passes for 50 yards.

Stewart passed for 101 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 50 yards and two touchdowns for the Hornets (3-4).

King’s Fork hosts Western Branch Friday at 7 p.m.