Coming into this game, the Kings Mountain Mountaineers reeled off two consecutive games forcing 63 points since their 38-21 loss to Hunter Huss. They whipped Ashbrook 63-20 and rolled over Burns 63-21. The Mountaineers found themselves in the midst of a fight in the first half and were down 9-7 at half-time.
That all changed in the second half. The Mountaineers rolled up 34 unanswered points in the third quarter. Ricaylen Mack got the party started with a 39 yard touchdown run (PAT good). Kaylon Wade gave the Mountaineers a 34-9 lead with two touchdown passes (a 20-yard pass to Chris Brittain and a 23-yard pass to Kobe Paysour). Paysour scored the touchdown in the first half with a 45-yard pass from Wade. Mack scored another touchdown from the one-yard line following a Jaguar fumble (PAT good).
The Mountaineers’ last score in the third quarter was a 29-yard interception return for a touchdown by Dameon Wilson. Early in the fourth quarter, Belton Pressley returned an interception of his own for a touchdown. That one was from 44 yards out.
Forestview did score one more touchdown before this was over with a two-yard run by Jacob Ash. The Mountaineers would score one more touchdown with a 72-yard run by James Ussery (PAT good).
Ricaylen Mack led Kings Mountain’s offense with 165 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Kaylon Wade passed for 126 yards and three touchdowns. Kings Mountain’s Austin Browning was 5-for-6 on extra point kicks. Forestview’s defense got the first points on the board with a safety in the first half. Jake Lee gave Forestview the half-time lead with a one-yard touchdown run (PAT good).
“Give Forestview credit. They played a great first half. They played hard. We just had too many penalties in the first half. We cleaned things up in the second half and it payed off. It was a good win.” said Kings Mountain head coach Greg Lloyd “(Ricaylen Mack) is getting better. He’s healthier than he’s been all year. So it’s really helping the team and the offensive line did a really good job.”
“They’re a good team. Proud of the way our kids played, especially the first half. It got away from us and we self-imploded. We made a lot of mental mistakes and that’s how you get a score like that.” said Forestview head coach Chris Medlin “Give them credit. They did what they had to do. I’m proud of our team. We’re going to regroup. We’re going to get ready for next week and see what happens.”
Kings Mountain (8-2)(5-1) will host Crest (8-2)(5-1) for a battle of second place in the conference. Forestview (3-7)(1-5) will travel to Stuart Cramer (5-4)(3-3).