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King George Foxes are still alive in playoff hunt

After narrowly defeating the Knights 34-28, the Foxes are still in the playoff hunt. For their part, the Knights did not play like a winless 0-8 overall team. In fact, they bravely fought back and rallied in the second half to take a temporary lead, only to have the Foxes foil their wishful upset with solid defensive effort in the final minute of the game.
With only two games remaining in the season, the million-dollar question that most Fox fans are asking is there any possibility of a playoff showing for King George? The answer might surprise you, especially when you consider that the Foxes are in sixth place after ending a three-game victory drought. At 2-3, 4-4, the Foxes have a remote chance of participating in the Regional playoffs provided certain events take place. Under the umbrella of being in Division IV, the Foxes must win the remainder of their regular season games (James Monroe, Caroline).

With the X-factor being James Monroe (first place, 5-0, 7-1) and Culpeper (3-2, 5-3) in Division IV, the Foxes are still mathematically a playoff possibility.
“A lot depends on what happens with Chancellor and Eastern View — we’re right behind them in power points,” Fox varsity head coach Jeff Smith said. “If we continue to win, and they lose the remainder of their game, there is an outside chance we could get in.”
Sound complicated? Well join the club; the season for post-season play in the Battlefield District is always an adventure.
If you left the game at halftime when the Foxes seemed to be in the driver’s seat, leading 20-7, you truly missed the game. On paper the Knights have been the doormat team with a winless record all season long; however, last Friday’s battle in the unfriendly confines of Spotsylvania was another story altogether.
On the third possession of the third quarter, Knight quarterback Ashten Dixon connected with Elijah Bailey and Nick Perry to put his team in scoring range from the Fox 12-yard line. To carries later, Dra Nelson scored from 3 yards out to close the Fox lead to 20-14.
On the ensuing Fox possession, at the start of the fourth quarter, King George was intercepted for the second time during the game, giving the Knights the ball on the 42-yard line. On the first play of the drive, Dixon connected with Bailey for a 42-yard touchdown. After the extra point, the Knights were in the lead 21-20, with 10:39 left in the game.
With 5:55 left in the game, Delonte Chisley rumbled though the Knight interior line for a 37-yard run. Moments later, the Foxes regained the lead, when Henry Hughes scored from 15 yards out. Later, with less than a minute to play, Fox quarterback Tevin Jones added a 5 yard run to extend the Foxes lead, 34-21. Jones scored a total of three touchdowns during the game.
As the clock continued to tick seconds off the clock, Dixon heaved a prayer-filled pass to the awaiting arms of Daily for a 66-yard score. Dixon and Daily hooked up for three touchdowns throughout the game.
After a successful Knight on-side kick, the Knight offense sputtered with a succession of incomplete passes, giving the Foxes the victory — and leaving the Knights in search of an elusive win.

Leonard M. Banks
Sports Editor

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