Kingwood roars through season with third win

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The 2A, AISA Kingwood Lions are riding high with a record of 4-0 overall and 2-0 in region play this season and coming off a 42-13 region win at Springwood.

And in what has to be not so good news for Kingwood opponents, head football coach Jerry Stearns said, &8220;We just executed, I think, very well for the first time all year.&8221;

The Lions scored 14 points in the first quarter, 21 points in the second quarter and 7 points in the third, which meant the contest was really over at the half.

Springwood managed 6 points in the second quarter and 7 points in the fourth.

Stearns had more bad news for opponents when he said his team also ran the ball well, &8220;which I knew we were capable of doing.&8221;

Drew Davis carried eight times for 136 yards and two touchdowns. John Butts had one carry for 18 yards and two kickoff returns for 55 yards. Cam Spinks had one punt return for 53 yards and three carries for 10 yards.

Stearns said Spinks ran the the ball extremely well in the second half.

The Lion&8217;s had a total of 220 yards on the ground and 164 through the air while posting 224 return yards.

Andrew Pearce completed nine of 15 passes for three touchdowns.

Cody Owens caught four passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns. John Butts caught one pass for two yards and one touchdown. And Andre Gilliam had one reception for 16 yards.

Defensively Ethan Robbins had eight tackles and one assist, Gilliam had seven tackles, three assist and one sack and Jonathan Newton had four tackles and three assists.


Cornerstone Christian School is now 2-2 overall and 2-2 in region play following a win over West Alabama Prep on the road 26-12 last Friday night.

Chargers head football coach Tim Smith is seeing improvement.

The 1A, AISA team put up 403 yards total offense to 134 for WAP.

Smith said the team cut down its turnover total fumbling only twice, a lower total than previous weeks.

He noted the play of Jake Horton at quarterback, who completed six of eight passes for two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Horton also rushed 12 times for 61 yards and one touchdown.

Smith said he felt the team played well and that defensively it tackled better and held assignments better.

He noted the play of Avery Alexander, who had 16 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown and who went over 100 yards for the fourth game in a row.

In addition, Smith had praise for Casey Perryman, who carried seven times for 26 yards and who had eight tackles.

Kirk Johnson had seven tackles and a blocked extra point, Daniel Bulger had four tackles and a tipped pass and Patrick Shaw broke up two passes.

Smith said the turning point in the game was a 73-yard pass from Horton to Blake Etress for a touchdown in the second half.

Cornerstone never trailed in the contest. Up next is a homecoming matchup against Open Door.