King’s Way Christian to play host to No. 1-ranked Kalama

Knights have the opportunity to test themselves against top-ranked Chinooks

King’s Way Christian Knights (1-2)

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

Week 2: Forks 54, King’s Way Christian 21

Week 3: Bainbridge 44, King’s Way Christian 0

Next: Kalama at King’s Way Christian, 6 p.m. Friday

Knights offense stumbled in Week 3. Didn’t get to see this one, but here are some notes from coach Tom Schroeder:

“We played with our hearts,’’ Schroeder said. “We didn’t give up. We fought to the end. The score was a lot worse than the game itself.

“We had three mishaps on special teams that led to three touchdowns for them. I was proud of our guys for traveling three-and-a-half hours and playing a tough 3A team.”

King’s Way Christian has lost two straight games after winning its season opener. This week, the Knights will face Kalama, the No. 1 ranked Class 1A team in the state. Photo by Mike Schultz
King’s Way Christian has lost two straight games after winning its season opener. This week, the Knights will face Kalama, the No. 1 ranked Class 1A team in the state. Photo by Mike Schultz

MVP on offense: “Freshman Bryce Dodge played a new position and got better on every play,’’ Schroeder said. “He is going to get better and better every week.”

MVPs on defense: “Once again, Riley Danberg played well at middle linebacker and Colton Lange did his job,” Schroeder said.

Thoughts on Week 4 vs. Kalama: “Like I said before, it doesn’t get any easier, playing the No. 1 team in the state,’’ Schroeder said. “Big, strong and fast, but we are going to show up and put 11 dudes on 11 dues and you never know what can happen. The ball sometimes bounces funny.

“Stay positive and go from there. Truly blessed to do the things we love.”

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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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