The King's Warriors have struggled with numbers in the early part of the 2019 fall campaign. They traveled to the North Carolina Piedmont area on August 17 for their first games with only 8 players.
The short-handed team first took on the High Point Home School Association at 1:00. In a gesture of sportsmanship, the host team played with only 9 on the field. The King's Warriors were dominant even though they were down a man. Chance Blevins scored 2 goals in the first half and added another early in the second to start the season off with a "hat trick." Brother Eli Blevins added goal #4, and goalkeeper Jack Spurgin switched to forward late in the game, where he added the final goal for a surprising and emphatic 5-0 win. Andrew Smith and Caleb Okes controlled the defensive back line, and Jonah Blevins, Aaron Smith and Ailena Bezek provided mid field support.
The team then traveled across town to Greensboro to take on a young Shining Light Baptist Academy team, who fielded a full 11 players against the exhausted 8 King's Warriors. KWSC proved dominant, and controlled the game. But with the King's Warriors fatigue and the tenacious defense displayed by the host school, goals were hard to come by. Late in the first half, Chance Blevins was taken down hard in the penalty area, and the referee rightly awarded the penalty kick. Caleb Okes put it away, and the Warriors held on for the 1-0 win.
The team has about a week before their next game. They will recuperate from their tough road trip, continue to fine tune their game, and recruit more players. If you or someone you know would like to join this dynamic team, call one of their coaches for more info at 304-466-0083, 304-890-4946, or 540-958-1509.