Saturday, September 25, 1999

Boone's King rushes for 380 yards


Junior rushes 38 times to set school record

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Boone County junior tailback Timmy King, limited by a shoulder injury all season, made the most of his first full game back in the lineup.

        The junior rushed 38 times for a school-record 380 yards and three touchdowns in helping the host Rebels claim a 38-14 victory in a Class AAAA district opener against Scott County. It was Boone's first home game at renovated Irv Goode Field.

        King's rushing effort ranks as the 10th-highest single-game total in state history.

        He was injured in the season opener against Covington Catholic and hadn't played a full game until Friday. He had totaled just 523 yards all last season as part of a two-back rotation with then-senior Preston Herron.

        “It was a nice night, a nice thing to do in that brand-new stadium,” Boone assistant coach Jon Smith said. “A lot of that credit goes to him.

        “The guys are excited to have him back, but he's even more excited to be back. He can definitely make a difference in a lot of ballgames, with and without the ball.”

        King also played about 20 snaps at linebacker, helping pressure Scott County quarterback Justin Christman.

        After an 0-3 start, Boone has won two consecutive games. Its deficit shrank to 24-14 with 8:55 left in the game, but Jason Parkey scored two late touchdowns to seal the victory.

        Christman threw for 279 yards on 23-of-44 passing. Scott County ....... 7   0   0   7—14 Boone County ....... 0  10  14  14—38 SC—Franklin 2 run (Bunch kick)

        BC—Kuhl 37 FG

        BC—King 3 run (Kuhl kick)

        BC—King 27 run (Kuhl kick)

        BC—King 53 run (Kuhl kick)

        SC—McIntyre 39 pass from Christman (Bunch kick)

        BC—Parkey 50 run (Kuhl kick)

        BC—Parkey 5 run (Kuhl kick)

        Records: BC 2-3, SC 3-2.

        • Lexington Tates Creek 27, Dixie Heights 21, at Tates Creek — A late rally by Dixie Heights fell short as the Generals handed the Colonels their first loss of the season.

        Trailing 27-7 early in the fourth quarter, Dixie Heights scored on a 37-yard pass from Chris Unkraut to twin brother Tom. That was followed by Bobby Zeller recovering a Tates Creek fumble in the end zone for a TD.

        The Colonels got the ball back with 41 seconds remaining but time ran out with Dixie Heights on the Tates Creek 30.

        In a losing effort, Chris Unkraut completed 21-of-39 passes for 174 yards. Tates Creek rushed for 262 yards.

Dixie Heights ....... 0   0  7  14—21
Lexington Tates Creek ....... 7  14  0  6—27

        TC—Jackson 1 run (kick good)

        TC—Clay 2 run (kick good)

        TC—Clay 95 interception return (kick good)

        DH—Jones 10 pass from C.Unkraut (Rolfus kick)

        TC—Neal 3 run (kick good)

        DH—T.Unkraut 37 pass from C.Unkraut (Rolfus kick)

        DH—Zeller fumble recovery in end zone (Rolfus kick)

        Records: TC 4-1, DH 4-1.

       



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