9/24/2012 6:01:00 AM Tigers brush off loss, put brakes on Accelerated KAHS's balanced attack overpowers Peoria squad
Kingman Academy’s Ty Sherwood heads upfield during the Tigers’ 27-0 win over Peoria Accelerated Saturday at Southside Park. Sherwood ended the night with 59 yards on seven carries and scored on a 12-yard run in the second quarter to give KAHS a 14-0 lead.
KAHS’s Ben Toledo tries to push forward despite being tackled by a host of Peoria Accelerated Bulldogs during the Tigers 27-0 win Saturday at Southside Park. Toledo one carry in the game netted six yards.
Kingman Academy 27, Peoria Accelerated 0
Peoria Accelerated 0 0 0 0-0
Kingman Academy 14 6 0 7-27
KAHS: Christian Adragna 5 run (kick failed)
KAHS: Ty Sherwood 12 run (Austin Tomlinson pass from Jake Miner)
KAHS: Miner 14 pass from Quinn Garcia (pass failed)
If last week's 8-7 loss to Phoenix Southpointe had any impact on Kingman Academy, the Tigers didn't show it Saturday.
Christian Adragna's 5-yard run put the Tigers up 6-0 and they never looked back, beating Peoria Accelerated 27-0 at Southside Park.
"It was a bad feeling and it was something that these kids aren't used to, so it was good to get back on track," said KAHS coach Doug Odum.
The loss was the first for the Tigers in the regular season since 2009 and snapped an 18-game regular season win streak.
"We have to keep that loss in our mind," said Jake Miner, who led the Tigers with 122 yards in total offense - rushing for 59 yards and catching two passes for 63 yards. "We have to keep it in the back of our head. We are still the team to beat but we've been beaten. Teams know that we can be beaten."
Miner caught a 14-yard pass from Quinn Garcia in the second quarter to give KAHS (3-1) a 20-0 lead at halftime, and broke off a 46-yard run in the fourth quarter to give the Tigers the 27-0 lead.
Garcia split time at quarterback with Ty Sherwood, who completed 2 of 2 passes for 63 yards and rushed for 59 yards on seven carries. He also scored on a 12-yard run in the second quarter.
"We've worked on it with me, Jake, Quinn and Christian," Sherwood said. "We all run quarterback and we just rotate in and out and it's just another threat that we have."
KAHS will be on the road the next two weeks, traveling to American Leadership in Queen Creek for an afternoon game on Friday and then heading to Mesa Desert Hills the following week. The Tigers will return for Homecoming on Oct. 13, a rematch with Southpointe.
"We are were where we should be," Odum said. "That one loss is a memory that we can't forget. It's something that we have to hold on to so it won't happen again."