By Will Washburn
On Friday, the Southern Christian Patriots had their offense rolling but fell to the Twiggs Academy Trojans (Jeffersonville, Georgia) in a back and forth highly contested game, 50-36. The final two-score deficit does not tell how this game actually played out. The teams went back and forth for most of the game, trading touchdowns. However, compared to the Trojans, the Patriots struggled more on offense. While both teams found success passing the ball, the Patriots were outrushed 279 yards to 34.
Southern Christian exploded in the second quarter with 22 points and took a two-point lead into the half. However, the Patriots were outscored 30-14 in the second half as the rushing attack of the Trojans proved too much to overcome.
The Patriot’s junior quarterback Daniel Adams had a great game with 167 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Jackson Washburn had a very good night with 65 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Brothers Josiah and Silas Frick both had another to-be-expected productive night. Josiah had one touchdown reception and led the team with eight tackles, while Silas had seven tackles and a sack. The Patriots also had their first kickoff return for a touchdown which came from junior defensive back Camden Chism. The Patriots will next play on Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m. CST for their last game of the season against Harvester at Moore Stadium in Opelika.