CCA rallies in win

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 4, 2005


Selma Times-Journal

The Central Christian Warriors made short work of East Memorial Christian Academy Friday night, notching their first victory of the season in commanding fashion, 62-6.

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Things went down for the East Memorial squad early in the game. Stanley Spencer returned the opening kickoff 80-yards down the middle of the field for the touchdown. The point after sailed through the uprights and the Warriors took an early 7-0. One series later, that lead pushed to 13-0 following an 80-yard punt return by Eric Curtis. Curtis made his presence felt defensively, forcing a safety to put CCA up 15-0.

The offense took the field for the first time, leading 15-0. Two plays into the first series, Curtis took a handoff into the end zone for a 30-yard score. With the PAT, the Warriors cruised to a 22-0 first half lead.

The defense scored once again to end the first half. Spencer stepped in front of a pass and carried it 35-yards in the opposite direction for the score.

The CCA offense, which had been outscored by the defense and special teams in the first half, came back with a trio of scores in the second half.

Spencer ripped off a 49-yard run for the score. And the point after pushed the score to 36-0.

Brian McCrary capped off a Warrior-drive with a four-yard touchdown run and a point after, bringing the score to 43-0.

The Warrior defense stepped up and accounted for another pair of touchdowns. Bud Shoultz took an East Memorial pass 38-yards in the opposite direction for

the touchdown, with the point after, the Warriors had a firm 50-0. James Robert Tate recovered a fumble from his defensive line position. The defensive lineman rumbled and stumbled his way into the end zone from 15 yards out pushing the score to 56-0.

The final score of the game for Central Christian came courtesy of a 50-yard touchdown run from Curtis.

East Memorial finally pushed a score across thanks to a 30-yard touchdown pass.

Defensively, McCrary led the Warriors with 15 tackles and six assists. Shoultz finished the night with 10 tackles and three assists, along with an interception. Sean Baxley recorded 10 tackles, two assists and four sacks.