Bulldogs end losing streak with win over Hickory

Published 8:57 pm Monday, October 28, 2019


The King’s Fork High School football team ended a losing skid with a win over Hickory High School last Friday.

The Bulldogs went to 3-5 on the season with the 28-7 win over Hickory. The win broke a four-game losing streak for King’s Fork.

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King’s Fork took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter on their way to the win. The Bulldogs were without quarterback Leonta Johnson, while freshman quarterback Cam Butler stepped in and helped lead the Bulldogs to a win.

“We played well, and I was proud of the guys and they fought hard,” Coach Kermit Buggs said. “Cam did a good job coming in and managing the game for us, and we were able to do what we needed him to do to win the game.”

Butler finished the game going 4-12 for 102 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Leo Wethington had a strong night on the ground rushing for 131 yards and a touchdown. Bravion Campbell had two carries for 29 yards and two touchdowns. Kahari Rodgers added 80 yards receiving with one score. King’s Fork’s defense accounted for four interceptions with Daijon Richardson leading the way with two.

The win was crucial for the Bulldogs who are still in the hunt for a spot in the Class 4 Region A playoffs. They’d likely need to win out to assure themselves a spot, and Buggs believes if the team continues to work hard and focus on themselves, they can do that.

“If we focus on ourselves and take care of the little things, the big things will take care of themselves,” Buggs said, channeling his former boss when he coached Penn State football. “Coach (Joe) Paterno always said that, take care of the little things, and everything else will follow. We are making sure we continue to be dialed in with what we are doing and that we continue to work on how we prepare for games so we can close this season out strong.”

King’s Fork will have a tough matchup with Deep Creek High School Friday night.