KINGS CONQUER BUCCANEERS
YAZOO CITY, MS – The Crescent City Kings picked up the first win in franchise history by thumping the Mississippi Buccaneers 64-0. The rout was on early, the Kings raced to a 21 point lead in the first quarter and doubled it by halftime. The Kings invaded Yazoo City with relentless fury after coming up short thus far this season. Head coach Frederick Washington urged his team to execute and perform, it is safe to say that the message was well received by his players.
The Kings were powered by a dominant defense performance. The stout unit allowed less than 100 yards total offense to the Bucs. Captain linebacker Luke Corass snatched his second interception on the season and raced down the sideline for a defensive score. Kings outside linebackers Bernard and Shaun Jones harassed the Bucs offense all night racking up four sacks between them, their season combined total stands at nine through three games, making them a feared element on the defensive side of the ball. Nobody benefits more from the pressure created up front than the Kings secondary. Cornerbacks Bryant Carter and Keywan Bullock continue to shutdown opposing recievers and Safety Joshua Giambelluca added another interception to his season total.
For the first time this season, the offensive unit for the Kings shined as bright as the defense. The Kings offensive line pushed the Bucs around and established dominance early. The Kings found success following the lead of the big boys up front who paved the way for a 500 yard offensive performance. Kings offensive line coach, Bryant Williams said, “When we win the line of scrimmage, we win the play. If we win enough plays we win the game.” Kings rushing leader Kenneth Pittman shared the load on this night but still made his presence felt with 6 carries 42 yards and 2 TDs. His backfield mates Derek Williams and Jeremy Robertson carried for 127 yards on 4 carries for 2 TD. Quarterback Jervious Epherson connected on four touchdown passes while completing 12 of 14 passes for 305 yards. His primary target was shifty receiver Michael Williams who grabbed 6 receptions totaling 94 yards. Other standouts were Jahmad Goff 3 catches 89 yards and a TD, Edward Holmes and Akeem Davis both added TDs over 40 yards.
Next week the (1-2) Kings will face the familiar Dallas Anarchy on the road in Waxahachie, TX. A road win could change the course of the Kings season and show that the Kings territory is just beginning to be defined.