The Kings Ridge had their first home game on Friday night against the Providence
Storm packed with new traditions and a full house. The new Student Section was
revealed as students "filled the hill" in the end zone. Tiger Walk got an upgrade
as well as the players loaded up on the bus and drove up to the hill. They came
off of the bus ready to fight as they fled down the hill through the Student Section.
Kings Ridge was looking for its first win after a 27-3 loss to Riverside. Providence
came into the game 1-0 after a 49-12 win over Cross Keys HS.
Providence got off to a roaring start marching seventy- seven yards ending in a
fifteen-yard option touchdown by quarterback Hunter Giella. Providence would
only gain six yards on their only other drive of the first quarter. KR did not fair
very well on their two drives of the first quarter, gaining sixteen
Providence also struggled to get the ball moving early in the second quarter
gaining only three total yards on their first drive. KR started to get some
momentum on the next drive moving all the way to the Providence six until they
were stopped on 4th down. The KR defense seemed to be motivated by the
offense as they get a safety to put up KRs first 2 points. KR would force a fumble
late in the first half but could not turn that into points.
The second half proved to be a defensive battle. KR lost a fumble on their first
drive but, responded by blocking a Providence punt on their next drive. The third
quarter was fairly dry until Jackson Hankins got an interception to put KR in good
position for a score, however KR was unable to capitalize. On the next possession,
Providence quarterback Hunter Giella took a thirty- nine-yard touchdown to the
house to make it 14-2 Providence heading into the 4th quarter.
KR seemed to start to perform better in the 4th. An 18-yard touchdown run by
Harris made the score 14-9 Providence. KR would then recover a Providence
fumble late into the 4th in what everyone hoped it would turn into be a game
winning touchdown. KR would end up turning it over on downs at the Providence
thirty-five resulting in KRs second loss of the season.
In an interview Tuesday night Jackson Hankins says, "We have a few things to
improve on the offensive side, but we played a good defensive game beside the
first drive". KR has an off week this Friday, but will then stay at home to play Mt.
Paran at 7:30 on September 14th