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Kingdom Prep routs Harmony, 46-0, evens record at 2-2

Posted: September 22, 2012 - 3:47pm  |  Updated: September 23, 2012 - 12:27am
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Kingdom Preparatory Academy's Gabe Gonzales tries to throw off a Lubbock Harmony's Josh Cook during their game in Wilson on Saturday. (Scott MacWatters/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)  Scott MacWatters
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Kingdom Preparatory Academy's Gabe Gonzales tries to throw off a Lubbock Harmony's Josh Cook during their game in Wilson on Saturday. (Scott MacWatters/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)

 

WILSON — Kingdom Prep coach Bear Chesley is going to have sore legs on Tuesday morning.

The first-year head coach of the Warriors made a deal with his players that he would do conditioning drills of the players’ choosing Monday afternoon if Kingdom Prep pitched a shutout Saturday morning against Harmony.

Get ready for some “Bear” crawls.

Kingdom Prep scored on seven of its eight possessions at Mustang Stadium on Saturday morning, beating Harmony 46-0 on a mercy-rule shortened game.

“I don’t know what we’ll make him do yet,” said running back Garrett Jenkins, who had three touchdowns on six offensive touches. “He usually makes us do a lot of burpees and a lot of lines, so we’ll think about it over the weekend.”

The Warriors (2-2) were playing their homecoming game in Wilson because they don’t have a home field, but Kingdom Prep made the most of defending its “home” turf. The Warriors outgained the Tigers (0-4) 326 to 64 in two-and-a-half quarters of play.

Kingdom Prep ran only 20 offensive plays, scoring on seven of them. The Warriors didn’t need more than four plays to score on any one of their first six scoring drives, jumping out to a big lead thanks to Chesley’s “big three” of Jenkins, quarterback Peter Griffith and jack-of-all-trades Carson Squires.

Jenkins scored from 60 yards, 1 yard and 63 yards in the first half, en route to 152 yards on five carries.

The freshman also was the recipient of a 60-yard touchdown pass from Griffith, who finished 4-of-6 for 124 yards and two scores.

Squires punched in an 18-yard score for the final score of the first half, giving the Warriors a commanding 40-0 lead and showing the variety of offensive weapons Kingdom Prep has to offer. Squires finished with 51 yards on five carries.

“They’re three of the best kids, I truly believe, in private-school ball right now in the state,” Chesley said.

Kingdom Prep finished the game with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Griffith to Jeremy Brown midway through the third quarter, invoking the 45-point mercy rule and sending the Tigers to a 24th consecutive loss.

Harmony is in its third season of UIL competition, and coach Corey White said Saturday’s loss was a step back for the Tigers.

Despite the winless mark heading into the game, the Tigers had shown improvement, losing 40-27 last to Christ the King after 50-7 and 53-27 losses to open the season.

“It was a tough loss,” White said. “They just didn’t come back ready to play today. I don’t know if it was because it was a Saturday game or what, but they just weren’t themselves. Normally we look good as far as our effort, but today they didn’t come with any effort.”

The Tigers had trouble getting any offense going, largely because of a stout Warrior defense.

Stietson Walkup led Harmony with 37 rushing yards on five carries, and quarterback Josh Cook went 6-of-12 passing, but for only 27 yards.

The win puts the Warriors at 2-2, a nice rebound after two losses.

Jenkins said he hopes the win will set the tone of the rest of the season.

“Especially after coming off of two losses,” he said, “it’s just a good boost to build some momentum going through the season.”

 

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KINGDOM PREP 46, HARMONY 0

Harmony 0 0 0 N/A — 0

Kingdom Prep 19 21 6 N/A — 46

First Quarter

KPA — Garrett Jenkins 56 run (kick failed); 6:23

KPA — Jenkins 1 run (kick blocked); 5:43

KPA — Gabe Gonzales 54 pass from Peter Griffith (Jenkins run); :21

Second Quarter

KPA — Jenkins 60 pass from Griffith (Carson Squires run); 7:42

KPA — Jenkins 63 run (Derek Brown pass from Griffith); 4:38

KPA — Squires 18 run (Squires run); 1:10

Third Quarter

KPA — Jeremy Brown 4 pass from Griffith; 5:45

TEAM STATISTICS

HAR KPA

First downs 1 8

Rushes-yards 12-37 14-202

Passing yards 27 124

Comp.-att.-int. 6-12-0 4-6-1

Punts-avg. 3-23.7 0-0

Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-0

Penalties-yards 2-10 1-5

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Harmony, Stietson Walkup 5-37, Majadi White 1-3, Richard Vasquez 4-0, Josh Cook 1-0, Angel Flores 1-(-3); Kingdom Prep, Garrett Jenkins 5-152, Carson Squires 5-51, Nathan Schroeder 2-8, Gabe Gonzales 1-5, Peter Griffith 2-(-13)

PASSING: Harmony, Cook 6-12-0—27; Kingdom Prep, Griffith 4-6-1—124

RECEIVING: Harmony, Vasquez 2-15, Flores 2-9, Donovan Rodriguez 1-3, Walkup 1-(-2); Kingdom Prep, Jenkins, 1-60, Gonzales 2-58, Jeremy Brown 1-4

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