Bulldogs take down Wildcats

Published 11:19 pm Saturday, October 7, 2017

King’s Fork High School won its fourth game in a row on Friday with a 53-6 rout of Great Bridge.

An explosive night for the King’s Fork offense, defense and special teams resulted in the Bulldogs’ highest point total of the season.

Darran Butts had 192 yards rushing on just six carries, which also led to four touchdowns.

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Bulldogs coach Scottie Littles said this was his team’s best game of the season when it comes to penalties.

“We did what we said we wanted to do, which was to be consistent, play with discipline and be mature,” he said. “We didn’t really shoot ourselves in the foot, and we made things happen in every facet of the game.”

King’s Fork put up nearly 40 points in the first quarter.

Quarterback Justin German went 9-9 for 203 yards and two touchdowns. Cherrod Joe was the main recipient of German’s passes, catching six for 106 yards and a touchdown. Chris Shearin totaled two touchdowns — one on a punt return and one running the ball.

The defensive line also had an impressive game, disrupting a lot of what Great Bridge wanted to do.

“We have been playing great lately,” Shearin said. “I’m proud to be a part of this team.”

“We’ve been playing with a different mindset lately,” German said. “We told ourselves after the Western Branch loss that it’s our time.”

Littles said his team can’t afford to take its foot off the gas with a new challenge every week in the Southeastern District.

“Each week a new opponent offers a different challenge,” he said. “We don’t have the luxury to sit back and say, ‘Let’s relax,’ because if we do that we lose what we’ve got going on right now.”

King’s Fork will host Indian River High School on Friday. That game should be one of the premier matchups for the weekend.

“It’s going to be a great atmosphere,” Littles said. “They are a great team, and we are excited about the challenge.”

King’s Fork 53, Great Bridge 6

King’s Fork 34 6 7 6 — 53

Great Bridge 0 0 0 6 — 6

KF-Boone 45 pass from German (Diaz kick)

KF-Butts 45 run (kick failed)

KF-Butts 10 run (Diaz kick)

KF-Joe 50 pass from German (Davis run)

KF-Butts 2 run (Diaz kick)

KF-Shearin 45 punt return (kick failed)

KF-Butts 75 run (Diaz kick)

GB-McAndrew pass from Walter (kick failed)

KF-Shearin 25 run (kick failed)