King’s Way Christian looks to build on Week 1 victory

King’s Way Christian Knights

Week 1: King’s Way Christian 56, Fort Vancouver 0

Week 2: Forks at King’s Way Christian, 5:30 p.m. Friday

The Knights were the first team from Clark County to record a win this high school football season, playing a Thursday night game.

For our game night coverage of this game, click here: https://www.clarkcountytoday.com/2017/09/01/kings-way-christian-first-to-get-a-win-in-2017/

Lopsided but respectful:

This one got out of hand in a hurry. Michael Garrison was amazing for the Knights with seven catches for 116 yards and three touchdowns, plus a touchdown on defense.

King’s Way Christian, though, did not rub it in against an overmatched opponent.

King’s Way Christian opened the season with a lopsided win over Fort Vancouver and this week the Knights will face Forks on Friday. Photo by Mike Schultz
King’s Way Christian opened the season with a lopsided win over Fort Vancouver and this week the Knights will face Forks on Friday. Photo by Mike Schultz

In fact, the Knights got the ball at the Fort Vancouver 31-yard line with more than a minute left in the first half. That’s plenty of time to try to score. Instead, the Knights just ran up the middle and went into the locker room with a big lead.

Also, both of these teams have small participation numbers. King’s Way could not just let third-stringers play because King’s Way does not have enough players to have a third string.

Coach Speak:

What did Tom Schroeder learn from Week 1? “We got after it and played until the final horn. It’s tough to be on either side of that. Those Fort Vancouver kids … they were class. They were a class act, and they played hard. They were very, very respectful. Wish them the best for the rest of the year.”

Coach’s pick for MVP on offense: Hard to go against Michael Garrison, but Schroeder also wanted to note the play of first-year starting quarterback Kemper Shrock. He was 14 of 18 for 201 yards and three TDs.

Coach’s pick for MVP on defense: A co-designation here, too. Riley Danberg for overall leadership of the defense, and Mat Fronk for an interception plus several big tackles.

Thoughts on Week 2: “We watched film on these guys, and they won 68-0. They look like a physical team with a couple speedy running backs,” Schroeder said of Forks. “It will be a tough game. We gotta show up, and we gotta play hard.”

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Paul Valencia joins ClarkCountyToday.com after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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