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Kavs experience first loss, falling to Eagles

Kenston Forest School’s varsity football team entered its home game Friday with a 3-0 record, having outscored its opponents a combined 122-0, but Covenant School proved to be the Kavaliers’ first major challenge, not only scoring but emerging the victor in a game that was more competitive than its score implied. The Eagles ended up winning 54-26.

“We kept it very close most of the game,” Kenston Forest Head Coach Joseph Kaiser said.

He noted that the Kavs came out strong early, entering the second quarter with a 14-0 lead after junior Quinton Hawkins scored two touchdowns.

Covenant had a big second quarter, though, taking a 20-14 lead into the halftime break.

Kaiser said the Kavaliers made some key mistakes on defense that hurt their chances, and some health issues also became a factor.

“Due to some minor injuries and penalties/ mistakes, the Covenant Eagles pulled away in the fourth quarter,” the coach said.

Standouts for Kenston Forest, even in defeat, included Hawkins, who added a passing touchdown to his two running scores. He connected with junior Ronique Capers for the touchdown through the air. Hawkins finished with 21 carries for 154 yards, and he went 2-for-3 passing for 44 yards.

Capers ended up with three catches for 84 yards.

Kavs junior Moe’Wuante “Moe Moe” Morrison completed a touchdown pass to sophomore Trey Lewis. Morrison went 6-for-12 passing for 97 yards and two interceptions in addition to the score.

Lewis had two catches for 44 yards.

Senior Jah’Tavious Houston gained 50 yards on nine carries.

“The Kavaliers look to bounce back and move forward as they travel to their archrival Brunswick Academy this Friday,” Kaiser said, with kickoff being set for 7 p.m.