Lake Taylor ends Bulldogs’ season

Published 12:15 am Saturday, November 17, 2018

King’s Fork High School football team’s season came to an end after a road loss to Lake Taylor High School Friday night.

The Bulldogs were no match for Lake Taylor High School. The two teams met in the Class 4A regional semifinal, with the Bulldogs unable to get on the scoreboard in a 42-0 loss.

King’s Fork certainly wanted to continue its season, but the team has made it to at least the semifinal round the last two seasons under Coach Scottie Littles.

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“We just didn’t show up the way we needed to,” Littles said. “Our defense fought as hard as they could, but we just couldn’t get it going offensively.”

Lake Taylor started things off scoring in the first quarter to hold on to a 6-0 lead after one quarter of play. The Titans put up 13 points in the third quarter to push their lead to 19-0 before the half. King’s Fork had opportunities to move the ball but couldn’t capitalize. Though the Bulldogs were down 19, they still weren’t totally out of the game.

In the second half, the Titans never gave the Bulldogs a chance to get into a rhythm. They continued to push their lead up. Against a team like Lake Taylor on the road, the Bulldogs had to come out with a pretty much flawless second half, and they were unable to do that.

The Bulldogs finished their season with a 6-6 record. Even though they didn’t play well in the second half of the season, the Bulldogs showed that they could fight. They gave themselves a chance to turn their season around and saw themselves advance to the regional semifinals as the No. 6 seed.

“I’m proud of all these guys and my seniors,” Littles said. “I know those guys wanted to go out in a different way, but I’m proud of them. Our younger guys learned a lesson, and we’ll be back better next year.”