Kingwood crushes Lyman Ward

Published 4:16 am Saturday, October 12, 2013

By DREW GRANTHUM/Sports Writer

The scoring came early and often for the Kingwood Christian Lions in their 48-13 homecoming win over Lyman Ward, as KCS had a 35-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.

The squad opened up scoring when Charles White broke a 15-yard run for a score. The extra point was no good, and the Lions led by seven with 11:03 left in the first. KCS scored again when Gavin Sumrall hit C’Yontai Lewis for a 33-yard pass. The Austin Dowdy extra point was good, and the Lions held a 13-0 lead with 8:38 to go in the first.

Sumrall then connected with Montez Haynes for a 24-yard touchdown pass, after which the extra point was no good. The defense then got in on the scoring, as T.L. Wright scooped up a fumble and returned 18 yards for a score. Dowdy was good on the kick, and the Lions led by 25. Ben Hester registered a sack on the Lyman Ward quarterback in the end zone for a safety to put KCS up by 27.

With 1:30 left in the first quarter, Micah Wallace scored on a 2-yard run, and with Dowdy’s point after, the score was 35-0 at the end of the first.

Tyler Mills and Mitchell Carter provided the final two scores, with Mills breaking a 2-yard run and Carter hauling in a 22-yard pass from Sumrall to conclude scoring for Kingwood.

Head coach Steve Birmingham said the squad did its best to make sure the younger players got to participate.

“We got to go two-to-three deep, and get them scoring” he said. “I don’t want my boys embarrassed, and I don’t want the ones across the way embarrassed, either.”

The win moves KCS to 7-1 overall, as the Lions travel to Montgomery to take on Macon-East Oct. 11.