By Will Washburn
This past Friday the Southern Christian Athletics Patriots (Opelika) hosted and faced the Ezekiel Academy Knights (Montgomery) in their second game of the season. For the second week in a row, Southern Christian played tough defense and gave all their effort. Senior Silas Frick led the team with four tackles and his brother Josia had a defensive fumble recovery and two tackles. However, the Patriots were unable to slow down the efficient Ezekiel ground attack that finished with 188 yards rushing. On offense for the Patriots, Silas had an 8-yard touchdown catch off a well-placed pass from senior Quarterback Daniel Adams. That was the only touchdown the Patriots would manage for the night as they fell to Ezekiel 34 – 6. “We fought hard and held them scoreless for most of the first half,” said Southern Christian Head Coach Mike Adams about his team’s performance. “The defense played superbly until we had two starters go out with injuries. We did finally score, I’m very proud of our guys.”
The Southern Christian Middle school team also played the Ezekiel Knights on that same Friday. The Middle School Patriots won 18-0 in their first win in program history. These points came from a pick-six from Jagger Scott, a tackle for a safety from Jedd Scott and a 2-point conversion from Sam Washburn. “It was not the prettiest win, but an ugly win is better than a pretty loss,” Patriots JV Head Coach Billie Watts said. “I’m proud of the boys for not quitting and getting the first win in program history.”
Southern Christian will next play East Central Home School on Oct. 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Moore Stadium in Opelika.