McDONOUGH, Ga. - Sophomore Robert Jackson scored a career-high five touchdowns Thursday night as Faith Christian Academy snapped a two-game losing streak with a 44-30 win against the People’s Baptist Junior Varsity (2-2).
FCA (5-3), a first-year program with 8th through 12th graders, wasted little time asserting itself as Jackson returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a TD. People’s Baptist fumbled on its first possession. A play later, Jackson scampered 28 yards for another TD run.
Later in the half, after a pair of TD runs by People’s Baptist, Jackson returned another kickoff 75 yards for a score. Then Jackson’s brother, eighth-grader Brandon Ray, the Lions starting quarterback, got in on the act with a 14-yard TD run.
In the second half FCA’s Matthew Chitwood intercepted a pass and returned it 30 yards but did not score. Later in the half, on fourth-and-20, the Lions faked a punt and Jackson scored his fourth touchdown of the night on a 62-yard run. With less than three minutes to play Jackson intercepted a pass and ran it back 60 yards for his fifth TD of the night and 18th of the season.