PUBLIC LEAGUE 3A TITLE
King 32, Mastery North 7
Didn't see this coming did ya? After the Pumas struck first with an 80-yard TD strike on the second play from scrimmage from jr. QB Donovan Crabbe to sr. WR Nasirr Mayo it was not only "good to be" King but better yet "great to be" King. The Cougars ran off 32 unanswered points the rest of the first half in which they scored a TD on every drive. The main culprit sr. QB Joseph Walker (6-3 190), who's proving that he may well be the city's top QB prospect. Going further Walker has all the requisite skills of today's highly coveted New style QB. You know, the ones we are seeing pop up all over college and pro football; big arm coupled with fleet feet. His stats: 12 carries, 109 yards, 2 TDs (18 & 46) and 6-13 (5-6 in 1st half), 166 yards, TD. Not bad for a title game, huh? The other Cougar scores were runs of 1 & 3 by jr. Ishmael Dargan (13-77). Jr. scatback Aaron Watkins (11-78), a mid-season transfer from neighboring power Imhotep also added to the cause. Sr. WR Delane Hart (6-3 200) caught the TD pass from Walker, a 50 yarder. On the day Hart caught 3 balls for 106 which puts him at 40/986/13 TDs with at least 2 games remaining. He also caught an INT on defense, his 6th of the season. Hard-nosed sr. LB Jordan Alexander (6-1 220) also had a pick along with 2 TFLs. The Pumas front line srs RB Armani Fuller-Williams (12-53) & WR/DB Jermaine Norris (25 rush yards, 4/58) went down swinging.
AAsNOTES: The Cougars have now won 9 straight since losing to Mastery North back on September 6th 20-16.. Can King hang with Wood? That will be the big question all this week. Its truly gonna depend on what they do up front in the trenches. Translation: Florida commit Dontae Angus (6-6 325) needs to have the game of his life.. King's best DB, sr. Damon "D.J." Brinkley, played at Wood last season.. Joseph Walker has rushed for 13 and passed for 21 TDs this season. It's clear that he's the Best athlete on the field just about every week and that won't change even against Wood. There have been rumblings that Mastery North, which uses at least 3 of its high school campuses to form one team, will be forced to move up to 4A starting next season.