Kingwood pounds East Memorial

Kingwood Christian School senior quarterback Kevin Woody hands the ball to a running back in the Lions' win Sept. 24. (Contributed/Kristi Ingram)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Kingwood Christian School junior Terrence Peeples didn’t want to disappoint anyone in the Lions’ AISA Class 3A, Region 2 contest Sept. 24 against East Memorial.

Peeples put together his best performance of the season as he recorded 11 tackels and two quarterback sacks on defense to help lead Kingwood to a 48-6 win over East Memorial.

Kingwood coach Vince Elliott praised Peeples for his play on defense.

“Terrence really stepped up,” Elliott said. “ He had a lot of family in the stands tonight and he wanted to do a good job. He really did his job.”

Senior quarterback Kevin Woody led the Lions’ offensive attack with three rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown.

Senior running back Tyrone Pope and junior running back Dalton Sparks added a rushing touchdown each.

Jordan Myers returned an interception for a touchdown and Ben Littrell recorded a safety with a quarterback sack in the end zone.

Woody scored the first touchdown in the game with his 31-yard scoring run in the first quarter.

Woody threw a 23-yard scoring strike to Myers and scored on a 51-yard touchdown run in the second quarter in addition to the safety to give the Lions a 29-6 halftime lead.

Myers returned and interception 60 yards for a touchdown and Pope rushed for a 44-yard touchdown in the third quarter to extend the lead.

Sparks capped the scoring with his 23-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Woody led the Lions (4-3, 1-2 in AISA Class 3A, Region 2) with 144 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries. Woody also completed 4-of-10 passes for 43 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Myers caught four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in addition to his interception.

Pope rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Dalton Sparks recorded four sacks and recovered a fumble.

Elliott said the Lions’ first region victory builds confidence in his team.

“To take this team for 0-9 last year to even talk about the playoffs is something I didn’t even think was possible,” Elliott said.