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Friday Night Lights preview: King’sSeptember 21st, 2012 at Fri, 21st, 2012 at 8:21 am by benwatanabe
South Whidbey meets King’s tonight. And King’s is the team to beat in the Cascade Conference this year.
Heck, the Knights (1-0 Cascade Conference; 3-0 overall) )may be the team to beat in all classes smaller than 3A in the whole state. Through three games, King’s has put up 42, 43 and 40 points, an average of 41.7 per game, while only allowing 20.3. The most recent King’s victory was over recent football powerhouse Archbishop Murphy, a 2A school, 40-15.
Knights senior quarterback Billy Green is back from his standout junior season that sent King’s to the quarterfinals of the state 1A tournament. His performance against AMHS, 18-for-31 for 312 yards and five passing touchdowns, garnered him the Daily Herald’s Player of the Week award.
The Falcons are flying high on offense, too. Thanks to junior quarterback Nick French, who is equally effective running or throwing the ball and a bevy of receivers highlighted by Nick Bennett and Cameron Coupe (though marred by the season-ending broken collar bone of junior Kale Reichersamer), South Whidbey’s offense has moved downfield at will in its first three games.
South Whidbey (1-0; 2-1 overall) )is averaging 25.7 points per game, but has allowed 23.7. A good chunk of the points against the Falcons came from a 35-28 loss to the Cedar Park Christian Eagles. Against the Knights’ up-tempo offense, South Whidbey will either need to put up a lot of points, or grind out the game with a rushing offense to limit the number of possessions.