Bulldogs, Littles off to best start

Published 10:22 pm Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Bulldogs notched a shutout at home Tuesday evening against Hickory High School.

King’s Fork High School moves to 3-0 after its 30-0 win over Hickory. It’s the best start the Bulldogs have had under Coach Scottie Littles’ direction. It was quite fitting the defense had a strong game, because the defenses have been strong each year under Littles.

The Bulldogs didn’t waste any time getting off to a 14-0 start in the first quarter. Leo Wethington posted the first couple of scores to get the Bulldogs on the board. Once again, it was all Wethington on the ground, as he totaled three touchdowns for the entire game.


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After a 14-0 lead at the half, King’s Fork came out strong in the third quarter. The Bulldogs added 13 points on the board after Wethington’s third touchdown and a Bobby Boone touchdown catch from Marc Dyer.

“I think we played well for the most part,” Littles said. “There are still some things we want to clean up, but I felt we played well with the two days of preparation we had. Hickory showed some things we didn’t see on film, but the kids adjusted, and we did well.”

The third quarter pretty much sealed the deal for the Bulldogs in their third win of the season. Korey Foster had a strong game, blocking two punts and adding tackles for losses.

With this being the best start Littles has had with the program, he sees it as part of the process.

“We had a lot of success last year, but we still lost in the regional final,” Little said. “There is still work to be done. We are getting better, and I’m excited about these kids. They know what’s in front of them.”

King’s Fork will go on the road to face Grassfield High School Saturday.

King’s Fork 30, Hickory 0

KFHS 14 0 13 3—30

HHS 0 0 0 0—0

KF—Wethington 1-yard run (Bile kick)

KF—Wethington 4-yard run (Bile kick)

KF—Wethington 7-yard run (kick failed)

KF—Boone 5-yard pass from Dyer (Bile kick)

KF—Bile 31-yard field goal