King Wins


WKA Senior #6 Lane Bedenbaugh

Knights Waltz To 58-14
Win Over Crusaders

By: Gerald Doolittle

  Batesburg-Leesville, S.C.- Last Friday night, the W.W. King Academy Knights had little trouble taking a 58-14 victory over the Curtis Baptist Crusaders.  With the win, the Knights are now 3-0 on the season.
  The first Knight scoring drive was a quick three play 56 yard drive.   On the third play Hunter DuBose took a 44 yard pass from Jackson Parrish for the touchdown.  Lane Bedenbaugh followed with the two point conversion run
  Curtis Baptist answered with their own three play drive of 62 yards.  Their touchdown came on a 47 yard romp by quarterback Calvin Moore.  Moore then ran in the two point conversion to knot the score at 8-8.
  After the Crusader touchdown, the Knights took complete control of the game.  The Crusaders would only have one first down the entire game.  The Knights would score seven more touchdowns on short lived drives.
  Bedenbaugh scored his first of three touchdowns on a 50 yard run in the first quarter.  In the second quarter he had a 56 yard reception touchdown followed later by a 44 yard run for another.  Bedenbaugh had seven carries for 127 yards along with the reception.  He also had two punt returns of 20 and 70 yards that set up touchdowns.
  Parrish also had a three touchdown night with touchdown runs of 9, 3 and 12 yards.  He also scored the two point conversions after touchdowns.  For the game he rushed five times for 30 yards and completed two touchdown passes for another 100 yards.
  The final score for the Knights came on a 32 yard run by Hunter Black.  He also scored a two point conversion on an earlier touchdown.  Black rushed the ball five times for 50 yards.
  Coach Zach Matthews, in the second half, gave his younger players a chance to get needed game experience.   Joe Sauls had four rushes for 43 yards and Bryan Doolittle had four rushes for 26 yards.  Doolittle also scored on a two point conversion.
  The three defensive stars for the game were Wil Parrish, Reagan Pugh and Ben Buzhardt.   Each had six tackles. Pugh and Buzhardt had a quarterback drop.   Black also had a quarterback drop and Chris Fincher had a 40 yard interception return, along with two pass knock downs.
  The Crusaders final touchdown came on a 70 yard kickoff return by Tyga Walker in the third quarter.
  This week the Knights will travel to Wardlaw Academy to face the 4-0 Patriots.   Last week the Patriots got a forfeit win over Newberry Academy when the Eagles did not have enough healthy players to field a team. 
  All Knight fans are urged to come out in big numbers to fire the team on to another win.


Trinity Lutheran
Church Closing

  Trinity Lutheran Church, 430 Trinity Rd. Saluda S.C., after 179 years will be closing in the near future due to declining active members and support to operate the church.
  According to the church constitution, all undisposed church property and monies, including the cemetery, will go to the S.C. Lutheran Synod unless a Cemetery Association is formed to own the cemetery and monies for the operation and maintenance of the cemetery.
  If you have loved ones buried in the cemetery or own plots within, you are urged to come to an organizational meeting on Tuesday, October 4, at 7:00 PM in the Church Parish Building.
  If you are unable to attend the meeting and interested in the future of the cemetery, please call Jean Rikard @ 864- 445-8067 or Dot Metts @ 864445-2547, or write to Trinity Lutheran Church, 388 Rock Hill Road, Saluda, S.C. 29138, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..