Sycamore takes down Kings

KINGS MILLS, Ohio – The Sycamore offense might have been stymied early on but a pair of scoring outburst gave the Aviators a 31-24 road victory against the Kings Knights at The Castle.

Marquell Fisher caught a pair of third quarters touchdowns from quarterback Andrew Fehr putting the game out of reach as the Aviators improved to 2-0 on the season.

The first half alone was worth the price of admission with the lead changing hands twice. The back-and-forth action was very entertaining to watch as the two teams battled to a 17-17 tie at the intermission.

The Kings offense struck first when Knights running back Ty Stylski took a direct snap and raced six yards into the end zone for the game’s first score. Trent Benson followed that with a 32-yard field for a 10-0 advantage.

The Knights defense held Sycamore in check during the early going forcing the Aviators to punt during its first three possessions. It was a special teams play that helped jump start Sycamore on both sides of the ball. 

After the field goal by Benson, Noah Blasé took the ensuing kickoff in front of his own goal line and sprinted 99 yards to the house for a touchdown.

On the ensuing possession, Kings was driving but faced a 3rd-and-14 at the Sycamore 35-yard line. The pocket collapsed on Kings quarterback Jackson Kwasniewski who tried to scramble out of trouble. Instead he ran into Sycamore linebacker Jovani Mujanayi who stripped the ball and the fumble was recovered by fellow Aviator Apollo Ford.

The turnover lead to Sycamore’s first sustained drive on offense. Jordan McConnell capped a seven-play drive, catching a pass from Fehr for a 12-yard touchdown giving Sycamore its first lead 14-10.

Kings retook the advantage on its next possession when Stylski scored again on a direct snap and the Knights were back out in front 17-14.

Sycamore tied the score in the closing seconds on the second quarter when Jack Ferron hit a booming 40-yard field goal tying the score.

Both teams traded possessions in the third quarter but the game was broke open thanks to Fisher. The senior wide receiver caught a 42-yard pass down the sideline to give Sycamore a one-touchdown advantage. His 31-yard score over the middle with just 11 seconds remaining in the third quarter put the game out of reach.

Kings was able to score a touchdown with 1:14 left in the game making it a one-score contest. 

Despite fielding an on-sides kick, Sycamore could not run the clock out and had to punt back to the Knights. Sycamore intercepted a pass as time expired to secure the victory. 

Sycamore came into the game ranked #15 in the Blitz 5 Top 25 presented by and with the win look to improve on that mark as GMC play beings next week.

Sycamore 0-17-14-0 – 31
Kings 7-10-0-7 – 24

K – Ty Stylski (direct snap) 6-yard TD run (Trent Benson kick)
K – Trent Benson 32-yard field goal
S – Noah Blase 99-yard kickoff return for a TD (Jack Ferron kick)
S – Jordan McConnell 12-yard TD catch from Andrew Fehr (Jack Ferron kick)
K – Ty Stylski (direct snap) 4-yard TD run (Trent Benson kick)
S – Jack Ferron 40-yard field goal
S – Marquell Fisher 42-yard TD catch from Andrew Fehr (Jack Ferron kick)
S – Marquell Fisher 31-yard TD catch from Andrew Fehr (Jack Ferron kick)
K – Jack McHugh 21-yard TD catch from Jackson Kwasniewski (Trent Benson kick)

RECORDS: Sycamore (2-0); Kings (1-1)

UP NEXT: Sycamore vs. Princeton; Kings vs. Northwest 

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