King’s drops season opener | Football

By David Pan | Sep 06, 2018

King’s didn’t play a great game in its season opener.

Lakewood scored three unanswered touchdowns and a field goal in the second and third quarters to pull away from the Knights and claim a 31-13 victory in a nonconference football game Friday, Aug. 31, at Woolsey Stadium.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Cougars took a 7-0 lead before King’s quarterback Luke Marion threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Davis Campbell to tie the score at 7.

King’s coach Jim Shapiro missed only his second game in his 25-year coaching career because he was dropping his son off at college.

But after reviewing video and talking with his staff and players, Shapiro was generally upbeat about the Knights.

“We have a good foundation to build from,” Shapiro said. “The defense played well. The offense showed signs of being able to move the ball. We had some nice passes.”

Marion completed 13 of 25 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns. The junior signal-caller threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Gaenz in the third quarter.

Shapiro said two areas King’s needs to improve are the play of special teams and tackling on defense.

The Knights face another tough test against 3A Lakeside at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, at Woolsey Stadium. The Lions won 44-39 in last year’s clash.

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