Kingwood falls at Tuscaloosa Academy

Published 11:45 pm Friday, October 19, 2012

By MICKEL PONTHIEUX / Sports Reporter

TUSCALOOSA – The Kingwood Christian Lions were unable to overcome two injuries in a 42-7 loss to Tuscaloosa Academy on the road Oct. 19.

“We knew that they are No. 1 in the region,” said Kingwood Christian head coach Bob Spurgeon. “It was just a bad time for us to be banged up.”

The Lions (3-6, 1-5) were without starting quarterback, Gavin Sumrall, and their starting center.

Tuscaloosa Academy (9-0, 6-0) jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter, then added 22 points in the second to take a 35-0 halftime lead.

After Tuscaloosa Academy captured a 42-0 lead after the third quarter, Kingwood ended the shutout in the fourth when backup quarterback Tyler Harrell scored on an 11-yard touchdown run for the 42-7 final score.

“We played a great team tonight,” Spurgeon said. “ We weren’t on the field a lot and didn’t get a lot of snaps.”

Harrell finished the game throwing for 46 yards on 3-of-10 passing with an interception and a rushing score.

Montez Haynes led the Kingwood receivers with two receptions for 48 yards.

Kingwood Christian returns to action next week at home against Restoration Academy at 7 p.m.