Bulldogs lose close one to Grassfield

Published 9:53 pm Monday, November 11, 2019

The King’s Fork High School football team dropped its regular-season finale to Grassfield High School in a close game.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 3-7 record after a home loss to Grassfield. It was a tough loss for the Bulldogs, as they held a 19-7 lead before Grassfield was able to put themselves back in the game.

“We just couldn’t put two halves together,” Coach Kermit Buggs said. “We had some red zone opportunities we wanted to capitalize on, but we weren’t able to. We just have to continue to try to put two halves together.”

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Despite the loss, Buggs felt like the Bulldogs’ performance was one of the better they have had in recent weeks. Heading into last Friday’s matchup, the Bulldogs had been shut out against Deep Creek High School, so it was good for them to be able to put points on the board as they head into the playoffs.

“We made some switches with the quarterback position, and I felt like the guys responded well to that,” Buggs said. “We felt like we were able to do a couple of good things to give us a playoff push.”

King’s Fork will have a playoff spot in the Class 4A region. The Bulldogs know now that they are locked into the postseason and that every team is once again 0-0. The Bulldogs will have to be prepared and focused this week if they want to make a deep playoff run.

“We have to come in every day focused,” Buggs said. “We are going to have to limit mistakes and make sure we are executing everything at a high level. We are going to have to take things one game at a time and go from there.”