By Will Washburn
On Friday Sept. 11, the Southern Christain Patriots played their first game of their inaugural season at the historic Moore Stadium in Opelika. The Patriots faced off versus the Private Christain School 8-Man Football League defending state champions, the Evangel Christain School Lightning from Alabaster, Alabama.
Although outmanned (30 players to 16 players), Southern Cristian played tough defence, forcing early fumbles, stopping run attempts and holding Evangel to no 4th quarter points. Despite a good defensive effort by the Patriots, Evangel passed well getting five of their seven touchdowns through the air (three TD’s coming from senior Jett Lodge). Though defeated 46-0, SC head coach Mike Adams had very optimistic things to say about the team’s performance: ”I am very proud of these young men. We did well and sustained tough play throughout the entire game. I am thankful that there were no injuries and this was a great learning experience”. The Southern Christian football captains for the game were: seniors Silas Frick (tight end/defensive tackle), Jackson Washburn-#27 (wide receiver/defensive back), Daniel Adams (quarterback/defensive back) and sophomore Josiah Frick (running back/linebacker).
The Patriots will next play on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at Moore Stadium versus the Ezekiel Academy Knights from Montgomery, Alabama.