September 1, 2014

Kings College - Monarchs on the path of success

2013 - Kings scores in the last nine seconds to defeat Lycoming
(Photo courtesy of WOLnews by John Green)
By Dave Rosengrant drosengrant@civitasmedia.com
The King’s College football team is coming off its best season in seven years.

With many of the key pieces returning to the 2014 edition of the Monarchs, it would be easy for King’s to be confident and looking for a more productive season.

Sure there are plenty of reasons for the squad to be excited when the campaign gets underway as the team ended last season winning six of its last seven games, but coach Jeff Knarr is making sure his team doesn’t get too comfortable and expect other teams to roll over, especially in the highly-competitive MAC.

“We’re definitely not overconfident or overlooking anybody, it’s still a process,” Knarr said. “We’re just trying to build on that and get better.”

With a 6-4 season a year ago, the Monarchs entered Week 9 with the possibility of claiming at least a share of the conference title for the first time since 2002 and tallied the most wins the program has seen since winning six in 2006.

It’s something the current team may have envisioned at some point, but didn’t start to put together until last season. In previous seasons, the Monarchs have come close many times before falling short. Last year, they were close with teams late and pulled out those wins. They had two overtime wins and last-second victories over Lycoming and Wilkes.