The Kings Ridge Tigers played at home last Friday night against Whitefield academy. The tigers came off a hard-fought game versus Mount Pisgah.
The KR defense showed up very early in the game. KR only gave up a total of 17-yards on Whitefield's first drive. Whitefield was forced to punt on that drive. The KR offense looked to get off to a fast start in the game. Quarterback, Braxton Chadwick, looked to take the KR offense down the field. KR had a great first drive but only finished with 25 yards total. KR and Whitefield both ended their first drives with punts.
The tigers defense looks to get their offense back on the field fast. The defense did just that. KR allowed no first downs only giving up five total yards on the drive. The fast-defensive stop seemed to help the KR offense. Tigers quarterback Braxton Chadwick led the tiger's offense down the field. They got all the way to the Whitefield five-yard line and set up kicker Joseph Patti with a short field goal. Patti kicked the 22 yarder right down the middle to give KR a 3-0 lead in the second quarter.
Whitefield quarterback Cole Peterson looked to respond with points for Whitefield. The KR defense looked good on the first few plays, but Peterson tossed a 38-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Holt. Whitefield now leads 7-3 in the second quarter.
The tiger's offense had a great next drive including several plays of 10+ yards. Chadwick led the offense all the way to the Whitefield but lucked out on 4th &1. A grand total of 53 total yards on that drive. Whitefield had little time to score before time would expire on the half. Peterson struggled against the KR defense for the first few plays. Peterson would end up setting the Whitefield offense for three points. Whitefield kicker Matthew Sumlin kicked a 47-yard field goal to finish the half. The score at halftime is Whitefield-13 and KR-3.
The tigers would get the ball to start the second half and cut the lead to three points. KR came out fast on offense. Unfortunately, running back Kaleb Harris would get pushed out of bounds two yards short. KR would end up punting but had a promising 29-yard drive to start the half. The punt by Joseph Patti would be a good one.
The tigers defense would once again step up to the task. They would end up stopping the Whitefield offense at their own 34-yard line setting up a punt. Both defenses proved to be tough to stop in the third quarter alone. Both teams fought hard in the fourth quarter, but the Tigers came up short.
Come out to Walker this Friday as the Tigers take on the Wolverines!