Kingwood Christian falls to Macon East

Published 11:46 pm Friday, October 12, 2012

By MICKEL PONTHIEUX / Sports Reporter

The Kingwood Christian Lions fell in their second straight home game with a 49-28 loss to the Macon East Knights on Oct. 12.

The Lions (3-5, 1-4 in AISA Class 3A, Region 1) took the second half kickoff and put themselves in position for a comeback after trailing 28-7 at the half.

Kingwood’s Gavin Sumrall put the Lions on the board just over two minutes into the third quarter when he found Titus Adams for a 44-yard touchdown bomb to make the score 28-13.

Jacob Bussey gave the ball back to his offense when he recovered a fumble on the next Macon East possession, and Kingwood took advantage.

The Lions pulled out the trickery when slot receiver Tyler Harrell found Montez Haynes for a 47-yard touchdown pass to bring Kingwood within one score, 28-21.

“We came out and ran a razzle dazzle play to get ourselves back into the game,” said Lions’ head coach Bob Spurgeon. “Then we shot ourselves in the foot.”

Macon East withstood the Lions’ comeback attempt and began to pull away in the remaining time in the second half. The Knights scored 14 unanswered points to regain the three-touchdown advantage, 42-21, heading into the fourth quarter.

Harrell put the Lions back on the board in the fourth when he found Haynes for another big play, a 41-yard touchdown to make the score 42-28.

Macon East capped the scoring with a 20-yard run to take the 49-28 victory.

The Knights took a quick 14-0 lead before the Lions put themselves on the board. Titus Adams scored the first Kingwood touchdown on a 61-yard run to pull the Lions within seven, 14-7, in the second quarter.

Spurgeon said that his team played well, just couldn’t prevent the big play.