KINGSBURG —The Kingsburg High football team won its third consecutive game, defeating visiting Reedley 46-7 on Friday night.
“We played real well in all three phases of the game,” Kingsburg coach David Wilson said. “Our defense did a great job in limiting the big plays and I feel like we are improving from week to week.”
Kingsburg took a 25-0 lead in the first half and was never challenged. Quarterback Caleb Buendia completed a four-yard TD pass to Jaden Spomer with 7:28 left in the first quarter to make it 6-0.
“I was real happy with Caleb Buendia,” Wilson said. “He had two TD passes, one to Alfred Carpenter and the other to Jaden Spomer. We wanted to put an emphasis in the passing game this week and I felt we did that. We are just trying to get better each week in preparation for league.”
Bo Jackson tacked on a four-yard TD run with 5:45 left in the first quarter to increase the lead to 12-0.
A six-yard Buendia to Alfred Carpenter TD pass made it 18-0 with 2:01 left, still in the first quarter.
Then Jackson ran one in from 35 yards for 25-0 before Reedley could respond with a 32-yard pass from Gannon Gabaldon to Israel Vildosola.
Jackson then closed out the first-half scoring with a 24-yard TD run for 32-7.
Picking up where he left off, Jackson ran one in from 14 yards with 10:18 left in the third quarter to make it 39-7. Noah Lopez then closed out the scoring with a one-yard TD run to give Kingsburg (3-1) a 39-point win.
Jackson rushed 10 times for 117 yards and four touchdowns. Buendia completed 11 of 23 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.
Carpenter and Nathan Gamble led Kingsburg in receiving. Carpenter had three catches for 53 yards and one TD and Gamble four catches for 46 yards.
Kingsburg out-gained Reedley 357 to 195 and had 22 first downs to 10 for the Pirates. The Vikings had a 208 to 98 edge on the ground.
Reedley hurt itself with 12 penalties for 105 yards.
Jacob Anaya led the Kingsburg defense with five tackles and Tyler Stone had 4.5. Also for the Viking D, Seth Costi and Brandon Rocha made four tackles each and Josh Chaves three. Jackson had 2 ½ tackles and an interception.
Kingsburg hosts Coalinga at 7 p.m. Friday in its last non-league game.