Special teams and a stifling defense helped to lead the SFCA to a homecoming night victory over the Oasis High at Bishop Verot High School.
The Kings jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the game before it’s offense even took the field. Forcing a punt on the first possession by the Sharks, SFCA’s Noah Huxley broke through the line to block the kick. Huxley scooped up his own block and took it in from the five yard line to give his team the early lead.
Huxley, a junior, was not done with his special team prowess however. On Oasis’ next punt attempt, the ball went straight up into the air, falling into Huxley’s hands who returned it for another score.
“Yeah, I was in the right place at the right time,” Huxley said.
When the Kings (3-6) did get the ball on offense they were effective as well. Armand Regnaert raced 13 yards following a four play drive for the first of his two scoring runs on the night. Regnaert added a three yard touchdown run on the next possession following an 8 play, 42 yard drive.
“I told our team that we have to come out and take the game to them and play physical,” SFCA coach Mark Ackerman said.
The Sharks (1-6) are finishing their first season of 11-man football. Acting head coach and AD Jason Bowman is encouraged for the future. “We are going to keep building,” Bowman said.