Knights lose 46-0 to Lions | Football

By David Pan | Sep 13, 2018

Turnovers helped to torpedo King’s hopes for a victory over Lakeside.

The Knights fumbled the ball away twice and also were caught by surprise by some onside kicks in a 46-0 loss in a nonconference football game Friday, Sept. 7, at Woolsey Stadium.

“It was turnovers and our mental mindset,” King’s coach Jim Shapiro said. “We were not there mentally at all.”

The Knights (0-2) fell behind 24-0 in the first quarter as the Lion quarterback Jack Dickinson threw touchdown passes of 14, 23 and 26 yards.

King’s regrouped in the second quarter and shut out Lakeside (1-1) but the Knights weren’t able to muster any points on offense.

“The defense figured some things out,” Shapiro said. “We moved the ball between the 20s.”

Lakeside again gained the advantage in the third quarter in part to turnovers, one of which was returned 20 yards for a TD.

“They seized the momentum and got the best of us,” Shapiro said.

The Knights finished with -2 yards on the ground and only 60 total offensive yards. The Lions rushed for 174 yards and passed for 188. Lakeside did not have any turnovers.

King’s hosts Nooksack Valley (2-0) in a nonconference game at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, at Woolsey Stadium.

The Pioneers opened with a 28-21 victory over Sehome and then beat Granite Falls 50-6 last week.

“We just need to go out and compete and clean up the offensive side of the ball,” Shapiro said. “We need to really work on controlling the ball and controlling the clock. The defense needs to step up. We’ve got to get cleaner and get better.”

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