Sometimes you get another bite at the apple, but sometimes it’s the same flavor. That was the case as Forestview traveled to Kings Mountain for the first round playoff matchup. The Mountaineers crushed the Jaguars 63-7 two weeks ago. This time, it was the same result though the score was a little closer. This time Kings Mountain won 48-13.
Ricaylen Mack led Kings Mountain with 218 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He scored on runs of 13, 9 and 10. But it was a 37-yard field-goal by Micah Randall that got the party started for the Mountaineers. A 58-yard pass from Kaylon Wade to Christopher Brittain for a touchdown gave the Mountaineers a 10-0 lead early. Wade threw another touchdown in the second quarter. That one was a 14-yarder to Dontavious Hughes.
The score was 31-0 at half-time. The second half started out in similar fashion as the first half. Randall kicked a 39-yard field-goal to give the Mountaineers a 34-0 lead. Mack’s ten-yard touchdown run gave the Mountaineers a 41-0 lead late in the third quarter and that would be the end of his night as the subs would come in and finish the game off.
The Jaguars did have a few bright spots and did avoid the shutout. Aaron Bennett’s 70-yard touchdown run put the Jaguars on the board. Josh Medlin’s extra point kick made it 41-7. After forcing Kings Mountain to punt, Forestview’s Jake Lee picked up what was thought to be a dead ball and took it 70 yards for a punt return for a touchdown. The extra point kick was missed however.
The Mountaineers would put the exclamation point on it with a 30-yard touchdown run by Qua Brooks. Randall was 6-for-6 on his extra point attempts. Forestview ends their season 4-8. Kings Mountain (11-1) will face Rockingham County at home next week.