King’s upended by Spartans | Football

By David Pan | Nov 02, 2017

King’s accomplished all of its goals against Stanwood except for one.

The 3A Spartans came out on top 21-7 in a non-conference football game Friday, Oct. 27, at Stanwood High School.

“We came out healthy for the first time in four weeks,” King’s coach Jim Shapiro said. “I was happy with how we competed. Our defense played extremely well.”

Though the Knights (3-6 overall) only scored one touchdown, they had one of their better nights in terms of yardage and first downs.

After Stanwood (5-5) scored TDs in the first and second quarter to take a 14-0 lead, King’s responded with a 31-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brennon Blevins to Chase Root in the second quarter. The Spartans added one more touchdown in the second half.

The loss was King’s third straight but the Knights haven’t let the losses affect their outlook.

“The attitude and effort are still positive,” Shapiro said. “They are special kids. It hasn’t impacted their preparation. They are not down. They are still having fun competing.”

King faces Mount Baker in a district playoff game at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, at Mount Baker High School.

“First and foremost the defense needs to continue to play well,” Shapiro said.

The Knights will be challenged by the Mountaineers’ power run game.

Shapiro added that the offense needs to be efficient and maintain ball control.

The Knights completed only 11 of 27 passes and ran for 33 yards against Stanwood. Root caught six passes for 75 yards and Blevins rushed for 30 yards on 10 carries.

Initial weather reports indicate a possibility of snow and cold weather on Friday night.

“It’s going to be an adventure up there,” Shapiro said.

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