Saturday, October 09, 1999

Kings 49, Ross 16

Knights keep FAVC lead over Lebanon

Enquirer contributor

Kings' Jimmy Robertson is pulled down by Ross' Warren Sizemore.
(Josh Biggs photo)
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        The Ross Rams had visions of upsets dancing in their memories before their home game against Kings Friday night, but the quick-striking Knights needed less than two minutes to squash those recollections.

        Kings scored on three consecutive two-play drives in the second quarter on the way to a 49-16 victory.

        The Knights (6-1) entered the game ranked No.6 in the Enquirer's Divisions II-VI coaches poll and rated No.1 in the Division II Region 8 Harbin computer ratings. They solidified their hold on first place in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division with a 5-0 record. They went into the game with a one-game lead over Lebanon, the team with which they shared the conference crown last season.

        Ross, whose upset of eventual Division II state-champion Lebanon cost the Warriors the undisputed league championship last season, fell to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the league.

        “They have a lot of speed,” Ross coach Dick Ballard said. “They had the athletes who made the plays.”

        “You keep telling people you have good athletes, and they tend not to believe you,” said Kings coach Andy Olds, whose team has scored 160 points in its last three games. “So you just have to let them play.”

        Mike Hurley's 9-yard scoring run capped the first of four consecutive touchdown possessions for the Knights. After Ross' James Sims kicked a 25-yard field goal, Kings needed exactly 1 minute and 45 seconds to score three touchdowns. The scores:

        • Junior Jimmy Robertson on a second-down, 68-yard run. Time of possession: 44 seconds.

        • Senior Ronnie Swearingin on a second-down, 7-yard run following linebacker Mike Vanscoy's 35-yard return of a pass interception. Time of possession: 45 seconds.

        • Swearingin with a second-down, 46-yard pass from Justin Dranschak. Time of possession: 16 seconds.

        Kings maintained the pattern with its first possession of the second half as Hurley went 68 yards for a touchdown on the Knights' second play of the half. Time of possession: 48 seconds.

        Kings ....... 7  21  14  7—49

        Ross ....... 0   9   0  7—16

        K—Hurley 9 run (Wilders kick)

        R—Sims 25 FG

        K—Robertson 68 run (Wilders kick)

        K—Swearingin 7 run (Wilders kick)

        K—Swearingin 46 pass from Dranschak (Wilders kick)

        R—Sellman 3 pass from Huff (pass failed)

        K—Hurley 68 run (Wilders kick)

        K—Paddock 22 pass from Dranschak (Wilders kick)

        K—Woode 43 pass interception return (Wilders kick)

        R—Henderson 2 run (Schroeder kick)

        Records: Kings 6-1, 5-0 FAVC Cardinal; Ross 3-3, 2-2 FAVC Cardinal.


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