Bulldogs to play for regional championship

Published 3:47 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2021

King’s Fork High School’s varsity football team won decisively Nov. 19 against a longtime Southeastern District rival to advance to the Region 4A championship game.

The top-seeded Bulldogs hosted No. 5 Deep Creek High School on Friday and improved on their 31-15 regular-season victory over the Hornets with a 34-7 win in the Region 4A semifinals.

“Our football team did a great job of preparing and executing our game plan,” King’s Fork Head Coach Anthony Joffrion said.

When asked about the determining factor in the Bulldogs’ victory, Joffrion said, “Our offensive line did a great job of controlling the line of scrimmage.”

On offense, KF junior quarterback Cameron Butler finished the game having gone 7-for-13 passing for 189 yards and two touchdowns and also having run for 50 yards and a score.

Standing out on defense for King’s Fork was senior defensive end Kyree Moyston, who ended up with eight tackles, including four tackles for a loss, and three sacks. Joffrion noted that Moyston, an outstanding student-athlete, is committed to Virginia Tech.

The Bulldogs (10-1) will host No. 3 Warhill High School (11-1) in the Region 4A title game Friday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m.

“It is very exciting to be competing for a regional championship, especially against a well-coached and disciplined football team like Warhill High School,” Joffrion said.

The Lions reached the regional final after upsetting No. 2 Hampton High School by a score of 13-6 in the other Region 4A semifinal Friday.

To win the regional title, Joffrion said his team will need “to play mistake-free football and focus on doing our job consistently throughout the game.”