MOULTRIE – Sihiem King, who was at the University of Kentucky the last four seasons, has transferred and is now a graduate student playing his final eligible season at Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio.
The Blue Knights play in the Division II Mountain East Conference.
Urbana defeated Charleston 28-20 last week and is now 2-0 as it prepares for Thursday’s game at Wheeling.
In two games, King has four carries for 35 yards and one pass reception for seven yards. He also has returned four kickoffs and five punts.
King played in 40 games for Kentucky and had 1,554 all-purpose yards, including 630 rushing, 160 receiving and 818 on returns.
He was Kentucky’s primary kickoff return specialist in his freshman and sophomore seasons.
He had four touchdowns as a Wildcat, including a 62-yard run for a score against Charlotte in 2015.
While at Colquitt County, he helped lead the Packers to a 15-0 record and a state championship in 2014.
King still holds several Colquitt County records, including career touchdowns, with 59. Current Packer running back Daijun Edwards has 58 and could tie or break that record Friday when Warner Robins visits for a non-Region 1-7A game.
Also in danger is King’s career rushing record of 3,787 yards. With the 171 yards he gained against Valdosta last Friday, Edwards is just 45 yards away from that record as well.
King also holds the Packers record for most points scored in a season, 240, in 2014; most touchdowns in a season, 40, in 2014; and most yards rushing in a season, 2,090, in 2014.
His 7.5 yards per carry set in 2014 also is a school record.
Of this and that:
• T.J. Smith had a sack and two assisted tackles when Arkansas beat Colorado State 55-34 last week.
The Razorbacks will be home to meet San Jose State this Saturday.
• Ty Lee caught three passes for 19 yards in Middle Tennessee’s 41-18 loss to Duke last weekend.
Lee is only two touchdowns away from becoming the all-time receiving touchdowns leader in Blue Raiders history.
Middle Tennessee, now 1-2, will be off until Sept. 28, when it will travel to play Iowa.
• Landon Scott intercepted two passes as Lenoir-Rhyne defeated Virginia Union 28-11 last Saturday to get off to a 2-0 start.
The victory raised the Bears regular-season winning streak to 12 games as they prepare for their South Atlantic Conference opener on Saturday at home against Newberry.
Scott now has five career interceptions.
Ian Brinson continues to start at right tackle for Lenoir-Rhyne.
• Three former Packers contributed to Tennessee’s 45-0 win over Chattanooga last Saturday.
Shawn Shamburger started at cornerback and had two solo tackles.
Jay Blakely came off the bench to record a solo and an assisted tackle.
JJ Peterson also got in the game and was credited with one assist.
Tennessee will play at Florida on Saturday.
• Brian Merritt had a solo tackle in Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s 41-7 victory over Holmes Community College last week.
Mississippi Gulf Coast will be at home on Thursday to face Jones College.
• Georgia Southern fell at Minnesota 35-32 last Saturday in a game in which Ty Phillips started again at nose tackle and recorded three assisted tackles.
Southern will be off this week before playing host to Louisiana on Sept. 28.
• Tirise Barge had a solo tackle in Tulane’s 58-6 win over Missouri State last Saturday.
Now 2-1, Tulane will play at home on Thursday against Houston.
• Quan Stokes continues to start at right guard for Faulkner in a 26-14 loss at Lindsey Wilson College.
Faulkner, an NAIA school located in Montgomery, Ala., will be home on Saturday to play Cincinnati Christian.
• Participation charts for Shorter University football show that Noah Hightower played in the first two Hawks games of 2019, losses to West Florida and East Tennessee St. Hightower is Shorter’s long snapper, a role he played two seasons for the Packers as Ryan Fitzgerald was setting state field-goal records.