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Kings Drops Drawbridge on Freshman Football

Posted on: October 2, 2019

The Spartans started with the ball but it was a quick three and out followed by a Reed Rosebraugh punt putting Kings deep in their territory.  Cody Hurst stepped up early with a blocked pass forcing Kings to punt on their first possession.  Turpin couldn’t get anything going and gave the ball back allowing a Kings TD run at the 3:48 mark putting them up 6-0.  After Kings kicked off they managed to stick Turpin deep in its territory.  A strong Kings defensive line forced a Turpin interception on the five yard line with Conner Frantz logging a big tackle for the Spartans.  Time expired in the first quarter and the teams changed ends.  Kings continued to push toward the endzone but not before Grady sacked the Kings QB for a loss forcing a Kings turnover.  After another unsuccessful Turpin possession, the Spartans were forced to kick but Kings read it just right and blocked the punt giving them excellent field position.  The Knights’ pass was tipped and caught by a Kings player who was able to run it in for another TD making the score 12-0 midway through the second quarter.  With the ball back, Turpin’s Clark Helgason connected with Cody Hurst for a 50 yard touchdown pass getting the Spartans in the game 12-6.  The Knights proceeded to drive down the field and position themselves for a field goal attempt just before halftime.  But the kick went wide and the score stayed the same going into the third quarter.  After halftime it looked like Turpin had found its mojo with Clark Helgason connecting with Charlie Feltman for six evening the score 12-12.  Unfazed, Kings found a big hole and notched a big run taking them all the way down to the Turpin five yard line.  Turpin’s defensive line really stepped up and stopped Kings’ progress after multiple rushing attempts.  George Machenheimer logged a huge fourth down tackle on the five yard line keeping Kings out of the endzone and forcing and turnover on downs.  But Kings’ strength showed with back to back TD’s; first a blocked punt and extra point, then wide open pass for six taking the Knights up 26-12.  The Spartans made one effort to salvage the game with Helgason connecting with Grady Abbatiello for a touchdown keeping the Spartans in it 26-18.  But time was not on the Spartans’ side and Kings was able to run the clock down and head home with the win.  Congratulations to this week’s Top Dog, Cameron Hull!