Sweet 16: King Philip serves notice once again

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 04:55:49 AM. King Philip football coach Brian Lee knew he was going to get some early answers where his team stood after Friday’s opener against North Attleboro.Let’s just say Lee, his coaching staff and players left the field very happy.The defense forced five turnovers and added four sacks, while Shane Frommer put the exclamation mark on a 24-14 victory when he raced 57 yards to paydirt in the final minute.
King Philip football coach Brian Lee knew he was going to get some early answers where his team stood after Friday’s opener against North Attleboro. Let’s just say Lee, his coaching staff and players left the field very happy. The defense forced five turnovers and added four sacks, while Shane Frommer put the exclamation mark on a 24-14 victory when he raced 57 yards to paydirt in the final minute. The win extended the Warriors’ winning streak to 14, second in the state to Falmouth (16). “I had no idea if we weren’t going to be any good because we lost so many players from last year,” Lee said. “We have a lot of new starters in there and I was very pleased with the mental toughness they showed. They never panicked once and that showed me a lot. “We talked in the preseason about how playing varsity is a whole new ballgame, it’s a totally different speed. I was curious to see how they would react in front of a big crowd, see how they would react when they made mistakes, which I knew would happen. They just went out and handled everything well.” North Attleboro, a team many feel can make a legitimate run at the Division 3 South crown, grabbed an early 7-3 lead before King Philip quarterback Brendan Lydon got hot. One of just four starters back from last year’s Div. 1A Super Bowl championship team, Lydon threw touchdown passes of 71 yards to Aidan Bender and 13 yards to David Morganelli to stake the Warriors to a 17-7 lead. The Red Rocketeers appeared primed to take control down...Read more
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