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Green leads Kings to down Wolves
For the King’s football team, Green means go.
Behind quarterback Billy Green, the No. 1-ranked Knights flew by Coupeville 51-7 Friday, Oct. 19, at Mickey Clark Field.
Green, who will play for Brigham Young University next year, passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns (58, 5, 40 and 24 yards).
Caleb Taylor hauled in four of Green’s throws for 117 yards and two touchdowns.
Maggio was impressed by the Knights: “They are the No. 1 team in the state for a reason.”
Only one team has been within 25 points of the Knights this year, the state’s No. 2-ranked 2A team, Lynden, which fell to King’s 42-39 earlier this season. That same Lynden team thumped the state’s fourth-ranked 3A team Ferndale 49-14 Friday.
King’s came into the Coupeville contest averaging 48 points per game, and Lynden was the only team to score more than 15 against the Knight’s.
Coupeville stung King’s with a 73-yard pass from Josh Bayne to Jake Tumblin in the second quarter to make it 21-7, but that was all the Wolves could muster on the scoreboard, although they stalled-out twice in the red zone according to coach Tony Maggio.
The Knight’s led 36-7 at the break.
Maggio said the Wolves had their worst offense night of the season, but it was because of the Knights’ talent and not from lack of effort on his club’s part.
“We missed a few blocks, but a lot of it was out of frustration,” Maggio said. “They were just that much better than we were.”
“Their line was more physical,” Maggio said, “and it doesn’t hurt to have Mason Friedline (a Yale recruit).”
Maggio liked his defense’s effort. The Wolves sacked Green twice and had him hemmed in several other times but he used his physical gifts to escape.
The Wolves (2-6) close out the regular season at 7 p.m. at Sultan (3-5) Friday, Oct. 26, and then take part in a mini-game format Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the first step of the playoffs. The site and opponent for Tuesday will not be determined until the Northwest Conference finishes up play this week.