King’s jumps on South Whidbey early, coasts to 60-32 victory | Football
In a game where the King’s offense scored six touchdowns, a defensive player actually stole the show Friday night at Woolsey Stadium.
Senior defensive back Jack Van Dyke returned a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown and then ran back an interception 48 yards for a score, as the Knights coasted to a 60-32 victory over South Whidbey in a Cascade Conference football game.
The Knights (2-1 in the league, 3-2 overall) led 46-0 at the end of the first quarter, a lopsided score that King’s coach Jim Shapiro has never experienced in his coaching career.
Van Dyke’s two scores came on back-to-back South Whidbey offensive possessions.
“He was, in my mind, the player of the game,” Shapiro said. “He kind of did everything.”
Van Dyke, the team’s kicker, also booted six extra points.
Because of the score, the Knights were able to clear the bench and get all of their players, even freshmen, into the contest. The Falcons are struggling with numbers and suited up only 22 players.
Shapiro was glad to have the opportunity to have his reserves see varsity action.
“That’s going to pay off in later games,” he said. “They are the building blocks for things you want to accomplish.”
King’s led 60-8 at halftime. South Whidbey scored 24 points in the fourth quarter and actually finished with more total yards, 324, than King’s, which had 281.
Senior running back Caleb Perry scored on TD runs of 48 and 28 yards and junior running back Logan Perrigo had scoring runs of 4 and 11 yards. Perry rushed for 95 yards on 4 carries. Gregg Jantz ran for a 5-yard TD and also returned a fumble 27 yards for a score. Brennon Blevins also scored on a 59-yard run. Blevins ran for 63 yards on 3 carries.
The Knights’ defense picked off four Falcon passes and recovered two fumbles.
King’s takes on Cedar Park Christian (0-2, 2-3) at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Lake Washington High School. Games with Sultan and Granite Falls follow.
“Hopefully, it’ll be a competitive Friday night,” Shapiro said.