Injuries hurt King’s in loss | Football

By David Pan | Sep 20, 2018

Injuries and illnesses are taking their toll on King’s.

Three starting linemen and a quarterback did not play in last week’s 47-7 loss to Nooksack Valley in a nonconference football game Friday, Sept. 14, at Goddard Stadium.

“I saw a lot of young guys playing and getting some playing time,” King’s coach Jim Shapiro.

Sophomore quarterback Casey Needham completed 10 of 22 passes for 71 yards, including a 18-yard touchdown to Luke Bobin in the fourth quarter.

“I thought he did well,” Shapiro said. “He really stood in the pocket. He was making good reads and making his progressions. We were able to get some first downs. The time of possession was a real positive. … He will remain the starting quarterback this week.”

The Knights (0-3) struggled again early on, allowing Nooksack Valley to jump out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

“We gave up some early easy TDs in the first quarter and then we decided to show up mentally and physically and played some good football,” Shapiro said. “We have yet to put together four quarters of football.”

Shapiro is hoping to have two of the starting linemen back in the lineup either this or next week.

The Knights are on the road this week to take on Cascade (Leavenworth) at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, at the Peshastin-Dryden Sports Complex.

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