Bulldogs fall to Churchland in playoff loss

Published 9:32 pm Monday, November 25, 2019

The King’s Fork High School football team season ended Friday with a playoff loss to Churchland High School.

The Bulldogs’ first season in the Coach Kermit Buggs era came to an end on the road. King’s Fork took a 27-8 loss to Churchland, losing their chance to reach the region championship game.

King’s Fork got out to an early lead in the game, going up 8-0 in the second quarter after a Kaletri Boyd run for a touchdown and a Jamari Simmons two-point conversion. However, Churchland ran off with 27 unanswered points in the second half to solidify themselves a spot in the Class 4A region championship game.

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For much of the season, it has been a tale of two halves for the Bulldogs. Sometimes the Bulldogs were unable to put together two solid halves consistently, which resulted in some losses in games many felt King’s Fork should have won.

They finish the season with an 4-8 record, which included a playoff win. The Bulldogs were the No. 6 seed in the region and were able to surprise most with their play in the postseason.

“I am pleased with our progress,” Buggs said. “We just came up short. Putting two halves of good football hurt us again. I am proud of our seniors, and I look forward to the future.”

Buggs will now get a chance to spend a full offseason with his group, which will be beneficial for King’s Fork.