Kenston Forest drops rematch against Brunswick Academy

Published 11:33 am Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Kenston Forest School varsity football team’s second meeting with Brunswick Academy this season did not go as well as the first. The Vikings were able to take advantage of Kavalier turnovers to build a substantial lead in the second quarter and coast to a 30-6 victory Friday night.

To open its season, Kenston Forest won 34-26 on the road against Brunswick.

Lacking depth on the roster, the Kavaliers (2-2) are struggling, in part, because four injured starters were missing from the squad that won their first two games.

On Friday, the Vikings grabbed an early 8-0 lead after a touchdown run set up by a long kickoff return.

The Kavs struggled getting any offense going initially and then turned the ball over on three consecutive series. They stopped the Vikings on downs following the first two turnovers, playing solid defense, but Brunswick broke through the third time.

The Vikings scored immediately following a fourth Kavalier turnover to lead 22-0 at halftime.

In the second half, both teams added a touchdown, with senior J.E.B. Buchanan tallying the lone Kenston score. He took a flair pass from freshman Elijah Warner down the sidelines for a 31-yard score.

For the game, Warner completed eight of 11 passes for 127 yards and one touchdown. Senior Jackson Taylor had 62 yards on two receptions.

Kenston’s running game was anemic, gaining only 73 yards on 33 carries with three fumbles.

The Kavaliers spent a lot of time on defense in the first half, running only six offensive plays in the first quarter and a half. Senior Tripp Jones led the team with 10 tackles on the night, while senior Tyler Daniel totaled nine stops.

The determining stat for the game was Kenston’s five turnovers.

The Kavaliers visit Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School on Friday at 7 p.m.