Knights fly by Coupeville | Football
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
September 12, 2011 · 9:13 AM
Missed chances haunted the Coupeville High School football team in its 41-14 loss to King's at Mickey Clark Field Friday, Sept. 9.
The Wolves forced three King's turnovers but "just didn't take advantage of our opportunities," according to coach Jay Silver.
Coupeville also slowed the Knights' running game -- it took 30 carries to amass 120 yards -- but yielded 240 yards threw the air.
Silver said, "They did not demolish us with their run game."
Knight quarterback Billy Green completed 19 of 29 passes and tossed five touchdowns.
The game was marred by 28 penalties, including eight personal fouls (six on the Wolves).
Silver said his team moved the ball, but "a penalty here or a dropped pass there, and we stopped ourselves."
Behind Green's passing, the Knights (2-0) jumped to a 34-0 halftime lead.
Coupeville finally broke through in the third quarter when sophomore quarterback Jake Tumblin hooked up with Dalton Engle on a 10-yard TD.
In the fourth period, Mitch Pelroy added a 45-yard run to the scoreboard; Engle ran in the PAT.
Tumblin took over the QB duties the second half and hit four of five passes for 22 yards.
Pelroy finished with 98 yards rushing on 10 attempts.
Coupeville collected 148 total yards; King's netted 360.
Silver said, "We made them look a lot better than they were. We had a great game plan and just didn't do a very good job executing."
Things won't get any easier for the Wolves (1-1) when they host Lakewood (2-0) Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. The Cougars are averaging 42 points a game and, according to Silver, are the team to beat in the Cascade Conference race.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.