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    (THOMAS GRANT JR. | CHRONICLE) WW King Academy's Pierce King with the run against Richard Winn Academy.
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FRIDAY NIGHT SCISA FOOTBALL - Knights fall to undefeated Richard Winn

Northside Christian gets 1st win

Since a season-opening win at home, WW King has experienced some tough times.

The Knights lost rushing leader John Roy to a collarbone injury in last week’s loss to Patrick Henry.

On Friday, they were overwhelmed by undefeated Richard Winn Academy 41-0 at home. 

It was the 3rd consecutive shutout to open the season for the Eagles (2-0), who have outscored their opponents 141-0. 

All of Richard Winn’s points came in the 1st half on 7 straight scoring drives.B Baker and Joey Bannister both had 2 touchdowns, each having a 42-yard scoring run. Zack Taylor had a scoring run and 6 PATs and Brian King caught an 11-yard touchdown.

WW King Academy was held without a 1st down for the entire 1st half. It picked up 2 1st downs during an opening drive to open the 2nd half that ended with a lost fumble.

“Our defense has been a little bit better than we expected early on,” Richard Winn head coach Paul Brigman said. “We have a big group of seniors and we have a lot of returning starters. We knew we would be good, but we thought it would take a while. The preseason was so fractured. We just did not know if whether we would be this prepared, this ready to go. But our defense has been excellent all year, all year.” 

The Knights (1-2) will look to rebound on the road at Wardlaw Academy. 

“Try to find the good and try to improve on that,” WW King Academy head coach Zach Matthews. “Obviously, they were the better team tonight. But our guys didn’t give up. I’m proud of them.” ‘

 

Northside Christian 36, Conway Christian 8

The Crusaders picked up their 1st win of the season on the road.

Quarterback Max McKenna connected on 5 touchdown passes - 3 to Charlie Compton and 2 to Brayden Ross - in the team’s 1st game in 2 weeks.

Northside Christian returns home for 2 games starting Sept. 18 against Jefferson Davis Academy.

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