Warriors go for 2
Published 12:00 am Friday, September 1, 2006
CCA wraps up second win of season with romp of Warrior Academy
By Melakikki Edwards
The Selma Times-Journal
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Central Christian Academy won over Warrior Academy 48-13 in its first home game of the season Thursday night.
Despite the 35-point difference, this was not an easy win for them, according to coach Lee Holladay.
“This wasn’t an easy game.
I thought we we’re going to handle it easy,” said Holladay. “It was a good game for a little while.”
Central Christian’s first possession of the game resulted in a fumble with a Warrior recovery.
However, the Braves missed a field goal, and Central Christian got the ball back on its own 20-yard line.
With 6:38 remaining in the first quarter, Brian McCary scored the first touchdown for Central Christian.
Robbie Gray answered with a touchdown with 5:46 left in the first for Warrior Academy.
Just before the second quarter, Stanley Spencer put another touchdown on the board for Central Christian. After missing the extra point, the Warriors went into the second quarter leading 13-7.
Eric Curtis ran for 47 yards to give Central Christian its third touchdown of the night.
Latrell Carter ran the ball in for the 2-point conversion, putting them up 21-7 with 9:25 left in the second.
Warrior Academy tried to move the ball, but Taurus Richardson picked off a pass, which resulted in another Central touchdown.
They went for and completed the 2-point conversion, putting them ahead 29-7. Central Christian went into halftime leading 35-7.
Warrior Academy fumbled the ball to start the second half of the game. Thomas Curtis recovered the fumble for CCA.
Central then fumbled the ball, but Curtis recovered this one as well.
Central Christian scored a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter, one of which was scored off an interception. Anferee Simpson picked a pass off and ran for 40 yards for the touchdown.
With 3 minutes left in the game, Chase Slate put six more points on the board for Warrior Academy. They tried for the 2-point conversion and missed it, leaving the final score 48-13.
Central Christian carried the ball 30 times for 391 yards.
The team had 445 total yards of offense for the night.
Eric Curtis lead Central with 12 carries for 188 yards, and he also had three touchdowns and three tackles.
Stanley Spencer had four carries for 67 yards, one touchdown, and three tackles. Brian McCary had six carries for 45 yards and one touchdown. Ben Todd and Sean Baxley both had two tackles.
Central Christian made a lot of mistakes and they were plagued with penalties. They had 11 for 115 yards, while Warrior Academy had six for 60 yards.
“We played hard, but we made to many mistakes,” Holladay said. “Next week, we will try to eliminate the mistakes.
However, I was very pleased with how they came back to win this one. We started out slow, but with our athleticism, we were able to overcome it.”
On the road next week, Central Christian will face Cornerstone Christian.