Louisa loses heartbreaker to King George

Three chances. That’s how many opportunities King George got in the closing seconds to hit a game-winning field goal, and senior Jacob Perkins, eventually, delivered.

Perkins’s boot lifted King George past Louisa for a 15-14 win at home.

Louisa County was flagged twice on King George field goal attempts in the closing seconds, first on a 46-yard attempt and then on a 31-yard attempt, for more details check out the Freelance-Star’s recap. The two penalties allowed King George to move the ball inside the 10-yardline where Perkins connected for a 24-yard field goal.

The field goal erased Louisa’s lead and pushed the Lions to 1-2 on the year.

Trey Cherry led the Louisa offense with a 7 for 14 night passing for 81 yards and a 67-yard outing on the ground. He ran for a 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter that tied the game at 6-6 and then hit Markel Groomes for a 35-yard touchdown in the third quarter. That score pushed Louisa ahead 14-6 when Deion Johnson carried the ball for a 2-point conversion. King George scored again in the third but failed on a 2-pt conversion which set up the wild finish with the Foxes trailing by two.

Kyle Anderson had another big night on defense for the Lions with eight total tackles while R.J. Jackson spearheaded a four-sack night by the Louisa defense with two of his own. Demetrius Washington and Mike Mitchell had the other two sacks. Cherry picked off a pass to round out a strong night.

Corey Hendreson’s 9 for 18, 117-yard night passing paced the King George offense that Louisa held to just 228 yards of total offense.

Louisa will try and bounce back Friday against Charlottesville.