to the Observer
The Southern Christian Patriots continued their winning streak this week with two middle school wins and a junior varsity victory. The Patriots’ middle school team first traveled to Columbus, Georgia, to play the Wynnbrook Christian School Warriors. The Warriors are in the midst of a rebuilding year and were plainly not able to handle the boys from SCA.
“The Warriors played their hearts out but they have a lot of new guys that just haven’t developed yet,” said Southern Christian head coach Jason Scott. “They will get there; they have a great coach. We did everything we could to keep from running up the score. I really hate it when coaches do that. So all my subs got a lot of time tonight.”
The Patriots won 42-7 over the Warriors of WCS. Leading the Pats was Anderson England with nine points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Jack Eagan scored eight points while Cole Hall and Harris Adams had seven points each.
SCA’s next games were away as well, traveling to Camp Hill, Alabama, to face the Rangers of Southern Prep. The middle school boys were at it again outscoring their opponent three-to-1 in the first half. The two teams headed to break with the score at 36-11 in favor of the Patriots. In the second half, Southern Christian emptied its bench and gave everyone on the roster minutes. The Rangers had a hard time finding the basket with their best shooter being tightly guarded by Parks Myers, and the Patriots extended their lead in the third and fourth quarters. Ultimately leading the Patriots to a 55-21 victory was Cole Hall, who scored 14 points, grabbed six boards and also registered three steals. Myers also scored 16 points and had four assists. Harris Adams and Wyatt Myers pulled down five rebounds each to help the team coast to victory.
“During JV warm ups I noticed there was a significant size deficit on our side,” Scott said. “They had us if they could establish something inside. I also knew that Mason, number 20, was their best, so I put Parks on him and then River Nelson. Both of them are extremely quick and Mason does not react well to being denied the ball. He fouled out pretty early in the fourth. My two undersized guys played very well and were able to fight, battle and keep the ball out of the paint.”
Cole Johnson led the Patriots with 12 points and nine rebounds. Eighth grader Jagger Scott had nine points and 13 boards. Jayden McKee pulled down seven rebounds for the Pats, while Jedd Scott added seven points and four assists in the 49-28 win over Southern Prep. The Patriots will look to extend their streak against Trinity Christian Eagles and the Tuscaloosa Warriors this week.