Bulldogs shut out Presidents
Published 12:06 am Saturday, September 7, 2013
King’s Fork High School gained the attention of area football fans last week with its blowout win over Deep Creek High School. Friday’s home opener against Woodrow Wilson High School yielded another rout, this time 32-0.
Bulldogs head coach Joe Jones said the plan was to get off to a quick start, and his team did just that. After junior defensive end Jaquay Ledbetter recovered a Presidents fumble in the first quarter, sophomore feature back Deshuan Wethington took the Bulldogs’ first play from scrimmage 36 yards for the game’s opening touchdown.
Later in the first quarter, Wethington struck again from one yard out and followed it up with a two-yard run for a 2-point conversion to make it 15-0, a lead that stood going into halftime.
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Wethington ended up with 11 carries for 78 yards for the game.
The Bulldogs got back to scoring in the third quarter when junior slotback Trelen Cox delivered a shovel pass to fellow junior slotback Duke Santora, who took the ball 23 yards for a score.
Later in the period, sophomore fullback Notorious Brown scored off a 19-yard run, and senior kicker Austin Wall ushered the score to its final tally with a field goal in the fourth quarter.
Despite the lopsided score, King’s Fork barely out-gained Wilson, 214 to 206.
While both teams had successful gains, both also struggled holding on to the football. The Bulldogs had three fumbles, losing two of them, and the Presidents had two fumbles, losing both.