FCA won its third straight game to improve to 3-2.
FCA trailed LCA 24-12 at the half and just as the Lions were making their comeback in the fourth quarter, they fumbled the ball and the Warriors scored to put them up by 12.
The Lions were unfazed. Corey Burden started the Lions rally in the final minutes of regulation by returning the ensuing kickoff 60 yards, putting them in Warriors territory. After that, Quendarrius “Bingo” Williams ran a toss sweep for a TD and Vincent Blackmon scored the 2-point conversion to close the gap.
The Lions tried an on-side kick, but LCA recovered it. On the next Warriors play, Lions defensive end Cody Stahl hit the LCA quarterback, causing him to fumble and Williams scooped the ball and scored to give Faith Christian the lead.
Blackmon’s 2-point conversion made the score 48-44 FCA with about 50 seconds remaining. The Lions held LCA on defense from there and escaped with the thrilling victory.
“I told the guys that this rally showed them that no matter what happens, they can come back and win a ballgame,” said Lions coach Jim McClelland Jr. “I’m very proud of the guys. Corey got it started with the kickoff return. That picked up everyone’s spirits and we took it from there.”
FCA is off next week. They travel to Warner Robins to play Westside on Oct. 19.
CRUSADERS LOSE 6TH STRAIGHT:
STOCKBRIDGE — The Griffin Christian Crusaders football team will be glad to get back home. The Crusaders lost their sixth straight game and second consecutive road game 46-14 to the Community Christian School Knights Friday night in ICSGA South division action.
“Community’s offense was clicking and they just outplayed us,” said Crusaders head coach Bobby Brogdon. “We played as hard as we could, but they were really good.”
GC falls to 1-6 overall, 0-2 in league play while Community improves to 3-3-1, 1-1.
C.J. Lewis returned a kickoff 80 yards for a TD, Taylor Dunn threw a TD pass to Jairus Bethel and Sean Montgomery scored on a 2-point conversion for the Crusaders.
GC is off next week and hosts Crown Athletic Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
SKIPSTONE FALLS TO CALVARY:
Christian Stewart ran for 88 yards and a touchdown to lead Skipstone Christian in a 34-13 loss Friday night against Calvary Christian. In the process, Calvary Christian (4-3 overall, 1-1 ISCGA South) broke a three-game losing streak in Glory for Christ League action.
Skipstone Academy (3-5 overall, 0-2 GFC East) seemed out of sync defensively, allowing 27 points in the first half, more than the total output of their last three opponents combined. Their passing game wasn’t much better; junior quarterback Alex Snider threw three interceptions in the first half, and had a minimal impact on the second.
The night started out great for the Warriors. After turnovers from both teams on the first two plays of the game, they pulled out a great four-minute drive that included 39 yards and a touchdown from sophomore running back Christian Salvador with 7:39 left in the first.
Then, Calvary’s offense took over.
Skipstone will play away at division leader East Atlanta (5-1 Overall, 1-2 GFC East) in their next game 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12.