KINGWOOD — A disastrous third quarter turned a one-point lead right into a 26-point gap as Preston completed its season with a 46-20 loss to Philip Barbour Friday evening.
The Knights (2-8) led 13-12 at halftime, however the Colts (8-2) scored 4 touchdowns in a 3rd quarter the place Preston didn’t decide up a single first down.
“We knew we’d get their finest shot within the second half, as a result of they know in the event that they lose they’re falling again (within the playoff rankings) and so they need to get a North Marion or a Scott or a Fairmont Senior,” Preston coach Mark Deep mentioned. “So we knew they had been going to take their finest shot and I suppose we weren’t prepared for it.”
The playoff-bound Colts got here into the sport ranked No. 10 in Class AA.
The Knights began their season-finale with a bang as Sheldon Miller ran 76 yards to the endzone on the primary pay from scrimmage. Preston’s protection then pressured a fumble on PB’s opening drive. Philip Barbour pressured a fumble of its personal to maintain Preston off the board.
Philip Barbour finally tied the sport 6-6 after which took a 12-6 lead on touchdowns runs by Michael Morral and Kaden Humphreys. Preston battled again and took a 13-12 lead on a four-yard landing run by Ethan Likens simply earlier than halftime.
The Knights appeared like they’d preserve momentum popping out of the break as they pressured a fumble on Philip Barbour’s first play of the third quarter. Preston had 12 males on the sector, nevertheless, and PB stored possession and rating the primary of 4 third-quarter touchdowns.
“We’ve got a turnover on the primary play and someone ran onto the sector once they’re not alleged to,” Deep mentioned. “It was a recreation of errors on our half.”
Nathaniel Hulver ran for 2 touchdowns and Humphreys threw for 2 because the Colts went up 39-13 on the finish of the body.
“Schematically it was the identical and we shut them down within the second quarter so it shouldn’t have been a problem,” Deep mentioned.
Humphreys ran in one other within the fourth to make it 46-13.
Preston quarterback Slaton Manko threw an eight-yard landing to Dillon Taylor within the ultimate minute for the 46-20 ultimate rating.
Humphreys completed with 89 passing yards, 99 speeding yards and three whole touchdowns. Hulver ran for 179 yards and a pair of scores. Mollar had 62 speeding yards, 78 receiving yards and scored twice.
For Preston, Manko accomplished 17 of 33 passes for 173 yards and a landing. Miller completed with 127 on the bottom and a rating. Riley Land led the receivers with seven catches and 84 yards.
PB 6 6 27 7 – 46
PHS 6 7 0 7 – 20
P – Miller run 76 (kick miss)
PB – Humphreys run 4 (run failed)
PB – Morral run 30 (cross failed)
P – Likens run 7 (Turner kick)
PB – Edwards cross 1 from Humphreys (run fail)
PB – Hulver run 45 (Bodkins cross from Humphreys)
PB – Hulver run 10 (kick miss)
PB – Morral cross 47 from Humphreys (Auvil kick)
PB – Humphreys run 29 (Auvil kick)
P – Taylor cross 14 from Manko (Ayers kick)
Particular person Statistics
RUSHING – Philip Barbour: 57-375-5td (Morral 6-62-td; Hulver 24-179-2td; Humphreys 18-99-2td; Bennett 1-1; Beam 3-27; Jones 5-7). Preston: 31-138-2td (Miller 16-127-td; Likens 5-14-td; Manko 6-(-20); Smith 1-5; Turner 1-1; Land 1-11; Taylor 1-0).
PASSING – Philip Barbour: 5-9 89-td-2int (all Humphreys). Preston: 17-33 173-td (all Manko).
RECEIVING – Philip Barbour: 5-89-2td (Hulver 1-7; Bennett 1-3; Edwards 1-1-td; Morral 2-78-td). Preston 17-173-td (Land 7-84; Miller 4-25; Taylor 4-42-td; Smith 2-22).