Interception ends KFHS football season

Published 12:58 pm Monday, November 14, 2016

By Matthew Hatfield

Special to the News-Herald

The King’s Fork Bulldogs closed out their first season under head coach Scottie Littles on Saturday afternoon at Todd Stadium in Newport News against the Heritage Hurricanes.

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Seeded sixth for the 4A-East Region playoffs, King’s Fork led 13-7 with less than two minutes before half-time. A late first-half touchdown gave third-seeded Heritage the lead, and the Hurricanes added another score early in the fourth quarter to defeat the Bulldogs 21-13.

King’s Fork used three interceptions from its defense — two courtesy of junior running back and defensive back Darran Butts — to put itself in position to pull the upset.

They stopped Heritage with 1:36 remaining and drove 58 yards deep into enemy territory. However, the Hurricanes made an interception on the game’s final play to seal the victory. It was one of three turnovers committed by the Bulldogs, two of which came during the fourth period.

Senior quarterback John Woods passed for 139 yards and scored both rushing touchdowns in the loss for the Bulldogs, who finished 4-7 overall.

Junior receiver Cherrod Joe had four receptions for 67 yards, while freshman defensive lineman Treyshaun Mitchell was in on seven tackles, four behind the line of scrimmage.

Look for expanded coverage of the game in Wednesday’s edition of the Suffolk News-Herald.