Depth issues plague Kingwood in loss to Panthers

Despite falling 43-29 to Prattville Christian Academy Aug. 27, Kingwood Christian School head football coach Vince Elliott saw many things he liked during the Lions’ showdown with the Panthers.

“Our depth is what really hurt us tonight. We just ran out of bullets,” Elliott said after several of his players suffered cramps and one suffered a concussion. “We had guys playing out of position. Some haven’t even practiced those positions, much less played them like they did tonight.

“That is a fine football team over there,” Elliott said as he pointed to the Panther sideline. “For us to get out here and play them like we did is excellent. We’ve done a nearly 360 turn from last year.”

Running back Tyrone Pope and quarterback Kevin Woody shined in the Lions’ effort, as Pope scored on a 2-yard run early in the first quarter and helped move the Kingwood offense while also covering punting and defensive duties. Woody scored on a 23-yard run and added a two-point conversion.

Other Lion playmakers included junior Douglas Ledlow, and senior Peyton Sumrall, who each recorded touchdowns during the effort.

“I was very proud of our effort tonight,” Elliott said. “If we can keep our momentum going, I think we will have a successful year.

“Our guys literally left everything out here on this field,” he added. “They absolutely gave it everything they had.”