Kingwood falls big to Bessemer on road

Published 10:38 am Friday, September 4, 2015

By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Editor

BESSEMER – The Kingwood Christian Lions traveled to Bessemer Academy for their second game in less than a week, and unfortunately for the Lions, the result was the same as the season opener against Lee-Scott, as Kingwood fell 55-7 to the AISA No. 2 school by a wide margin. After Kingwood’s first two games, the cumulative score for the year is 90-20 in favor of Kingwood’s opponents.

Kingwood fell to 1-15 all time against the Rebels after the Sept. 3 contest. This was never much of a contest as Bessemer led at the half 48-0. Kingwood got on the board in the third quarter when Kerry Thompson caught a pass from Chase Inabiett, but it was much too little, much too late, as Bessemer showed why it is one of the top schools that will be able to challenge Edgewood Academy as the premier team in AISA football.

“The first half we were almost invisible,” Kingwood head coach Sheldon Ward said. “There wasn’t anything we were able to do. A lot of it was Bessemer and a lot of it was us. We’ve just got to do some soul searching moving forward.”

Kingwood will now turn its attention to a Sept. 11 matchup with Glenwood.