Ambassadors pull away from Kavs

Published 7:11 pm Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The first Kavaliers victory of the season seemed within reach halfway through Saturday afternoon’s game, but Kenston Forest School’s varsity football team began to suffer due to the heat and injuries and ultimately fell 38-22 to visiting Roanoke Homeschool.

For the first time in four games, the Kavaliers did not score initially. The opening half, however, was closely contested, with the Ambassadors holding a 22-14 lead at the break.

In the third quarter, Roanoke added a third touchdown, but more importantly, the Kavaliers began dropping due to the heat and to injury.

The Kavs played the fourth quarter with only 10 players.

Kenston Forest did, however, run up 445 yards of offense. Javon Carter ran for 109 yards and accounted for two extra-point conversions. Moe Morrison ran for 51 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown sprint, and he also threw a touchdown pass.

Sam Hodges recorded three catches, including 20-yard reception for his first career touchdown.

Carter made the defensive play of the game for the Kavaliers,  scooping up an Ambassador fumble and sprinting 42 yards for a Kenston Forest touchdown.

Other strong defensive efforts were turned in by Thomas Inge, with 13 tackles and a fumble recovery. Robert Motley had 11 tackles, including two for losses.

Kenston’s final game of the season takes place Saturday at 2 p.m. when the Kavaliers host Richmond Christian School.