At this point it’s a formula.
Buckingham County gets more than 100 yards out of both Kyree Koonce and Kenneth Johnson while quarterback Cam Johnson completes what he has to in the passing game. Throw in a couple of turnovers and Buckingham picks up another win.
The Knights did exactly that Friday night, rolling to a 41-6 victory over Amelia in Buckingham’s James River District opener.
Kenneth Johnson rolled to 149 yards and four touchdowns at an 8.3-yard per carry clip on the ground. That total gives Johnson 15 touchdowns already on the season.
Kyree Koonce complemented Johnson with a big day of his own, going for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 11 touches. Koonce also scored on a 2-point conversion attempt.
Johnson only needed to complete one pass in the win, going 1 for 2 on the night. He rushed for 28 yards too.
Tariq Bartee led the defense with 10 total tackles including three tackles for a loss. Elijah Ranson came up with two sacks as part of a five-sack effort by the Knights. Ranson also had a fumble recovery, as did Cam Johnson. Koonce forced a fumble. Leon Ragland came up with an interception, as Buckingham forced three total turnovers by Amelia, a playoff squad in 2011.