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September 11, 2003
The Kings Mountain Herald
Patriots lose 16-
GARY STEWART / HERALD
Kings Mountain quarterback Ryan Burton (11) keeps the ball on an option play around
right end in Thursday's JV game with Forestview at John Gamble Stadium. Kings Mountain
won 21-14. The Mountaineers host Shelby tonight at 7 o’clock.
JV Mounties post
third straight win
Kings Mountain High's JV football team
scored all of its touchdowns on long plays
to defeat Forestview 21-14 in its home open-
er Thursday night at John Gamble Stadium.
The Mountaineers, 3-0, host Shelby
tonight at 7 o'clock.
After Forestview punted on its first series,
Kings Mountain's Johnny Phillips took a
pitch-out from quarterback Ryan Burton
and rambled down the Forestview sidelines
89 yards to the field house end zone.
Derrick Marable’s point-after gave the
Mountaineers a 7-0 lead.
The lead was short-lived as Forestview
recovered a Mountaineer fumble and drove
68 yards to take the lead. Running back
Floyd of the Jaguars rambled 35 yards on
counter play for the TD, and quarterback
Justin White added a two-point conversion
run to put the visitors on top 8-7 at the end
of the first quarter.
Kings Mountain struck like lightning
again, though. On the first play from scrim-
mage following the Forestview kickoff,
Antwan Ross went 58 yards on a power
sweep around left end to the scoreboard
endzone, and Marable kicked the point-after
to put KM on top 14-8 with 9: 50 left in the
Forestview tied the score with 5:03 left in
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the half on a three-yard touchdown run by
Neither team could find much success in
the second half, due mainly to fumbles.
Kings Mountain scored the winning
touchdown with 4:39 to play in the third
quarter when linebacker Marquiz Norris
delivered a stunning blow to the Forestview
quarterback, forcing him to cough up the
football, and Norris scooped it up and ram-
bled 40 yards for the touchdown. Marable
again kicked the point-after.
Kings Mountain’s Ryan Skibo recovered a
fumble to stop a potential-tying touchdown
by the Jaguars late in the third quarter.
Forestview got in position to score when
Kings Mountain fumbled a punt at its own
24 yard line.
Forestview recovered another fumble at
the KM 28 late in the fourth quarter but the
Mountaineers held them on downs at the 17
The Mountaineers got outstanding run-
ning efforts by Phillips and Ross, and a
good running and passing effort from quar-
terback Ryan Burton.
Defensive standouts for the Mounties
included Skibo, Norris, C.J. Cooke, Drew
Loftin, Josh Williams, Demarius Grier and
GARY STEWART / HERALD
Kings Mountain defensive back Ryan Skibo (1) takes a water break in Thursday’s JV
game with Forestview at Gamble Stadium.
Kings Mountain Middle
School's football team fell to
Lincolnton 16-6 in a Tri-
County Conference game
Wednesday afternoon at
John Gamble Stadium.
The Patriots were sched-
uled to host Crest yesterday.
They travel to Shelby next
Wednesday for a 5 o'clock
Lincolnton picked up a
first quarter touchdown on a
7-yard quarterback sneak by
Mayfield. The Lincolnton
defense had sacked the
Kings Mountain quarterback
inside the five when the
Patriots went for it on a
fourth down and 21 situa-
C.J. Wilson ran the two-
point conversion to give
Lincolnton an 8-0 lead.
Mayfield scored again on
an 18-yard option keeper at
the 7:03 mark of the third
quarter. Wilson again ran
the two-point conversion.
Kings Mountain’s only
score came in the final
minute of the game when
Tyvegas Goode scored from
five yards out. The conver-
sion attempt failed.
Patriot Coach Monty
Deaton was pleased with his
team’s effort but said the
loss was a matter of missed
“I felt like it was a game
we should have won,” he
said. “We had an opportuni-
ty to win the game but just
didn’t win it.”
The Patriots had more
total yardage than the
Lincolnton eleven but failed
to score on two trips inside
the 10 yard line.
“We had some big plays,”
Deaton said. “Michael
Roberts did a good job
throwing passes to our
receivers but some were
called back because of
GARY STEWART / HERALD
Lincolnton quarterback looks for receiver in
Wednesday's game with KM Middle School.
penalties. We made some Another big pass play in
mistakes that cost us. the second half gave the
“Lincolnton did a good Patriots a first and goal just
job of tightening up their inside the 10, but again they
defense when they had to to failed to reach the end zone
keep us out of the end zone.
Kings Mountain got a 50-
yard pass play from Michael
Roberts to Cedric Roberts
for a first down at the four
in the first half. But the
Lincolnton defense tight-
ened up and held the
“Lincolnton did a good
job of stopping us,” Deaton
said. “We did control the
ball. We just have to get the
ball in the end zone and
take advantage of opportu-
nities when they're given to
Patriots in four plays. us.”
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