Preseason football: Alonso 16, King 12



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Sat. August 23, 2014 | Jeff Odom

TAMPA — If there is one thing Alonso showed during Friday’s preseason kickoff classic against King, it won’t back down from a challenge. The hosts led twice early but struggled to find an answer for the Lions’ rushing attack and could not keep them off the scoreboard. But after a King touchdown, the Ravens put together one final rally to take a fourth-quarter lead and held on.

Drive of the game: With 8:12 left and King up three, quarterback Chris Oladokun put the Ravens on his back. After a loss and an incompletion, the junior rolled out on third and 12 and hit Derrick Walker, who gained just enough for a first down. Then after a 14-yard pass to Kelvin Clemmons, Oladokun heaved it from his own 44 and found junior Raj Baleger, who bolted away from a pair of defenders for the 56-yard winning score.

Play of the game: King’s Otis Williams ran for an 82-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.

Stars of the game: Williams has 13 carries for 178 yards and the touchdown. He left in the third quarter with leg cramps. But it was only a precaution, coach Trey Thomas said. … Oladokun was 11-for-23 for 262 yards and two touchdowns.

Final word: “Otis is spectacular. He’s just a playmaker. Get the ball in his hands, and it’s just magic.” — Thomas


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