Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Preseason football: Alonso 16, King 12

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

Jeff Odom, Times correspondent

Preseason football: Alonso 16, King 12 08/22/14 [Last modified: Friday, August 22, 2014 11:16pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Fennelly: Bucs' Roberto Aguayo has his backers, no matter how many kicks he misses

    Bucs

    He was perfect Friday, and not just because he didn't have to kick.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo (19) takes a photo with fans following the first day of training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, July 28, 2017.
  2. Rookie Kendell Beckwith pleased with first Bucs practice

    Bucs

    Bucs rookie linebacker Kendell Beckwith is eight months and a week removed from November surgery to repair a torn ACL, so there was a proud sense of accomplishment in getting himself healthy enough to be on the field for the opening practice of training camp Friday.

    Bucs inside linebacker Kendell Beckwith (51) defends tight end Cameron Brate (84) during the first day of training camp. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  3. Criticism part of the game for Bucs' Gerald McCoy, who is chasing 'ghosts'

    Bucs

    Who crossed the line with their criticism of Gerald McCoy?

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy jokes with teammates during the first day of training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, July 28, 2017.
  4. 2-year-old girl shows football team how its done

    Sports

    ST. PETERSBURG — Football players may dread summer workouts, but not two-year-old Sophie Rosendale. She loves joining her father, St. Petersburg offensive line coach Mike Rosendale, three times a week for the Green Devils summer conditioning. Not only does she shout encouragement like her dad, she also straps on …

    Sophie Rosendale, 2, front, warms up with offensive lineman during practice at St. Petersburg High School, Wednesday. Rosendale is the daughter of offensive line coach Mike Rosendale. "She has been coming to practice for about one year," said Rosendale who has been a coach at the the school for 10 seasons. "She likes to show the players the proper techniques." [Photo/  Mike Rosendale]