CCA takes down Lowndes, continues 3-game streak
BY ANDREW EDWARDS
Crenshaw Christian Academy is on a three-game winning streak. And they’re doing it in different ways.
In their victory against Lakeside school, CCA threw the ball for several touchdowns in that 50-6 victory. This week, CCA found success in the run game on the way to their 31-6 defeat of the Lowndes County Rebels.
Things started very slowly for both squads in the first quarter. Lowndes Academy went three-and-out on their first two possessions, while CCA had an interception and a three-and-out.
Lowndes Academy had a promising third possession, moving the ball to the CCA 49-yard line; however, the drive would be thwarted by penalties and the rebels would ultimately punt.
The offense started to click for CCA on their next drive, getting solid runs from a stable of running backs. Chandler Mitchell and Christian Holloway carried the load on what would be an 81-yard scoring drive that was capped off with a 1-yard QB sneak from Demetric Toney. The cougars would be successful on their two-point conversion.
Lowndes Academy had played too well on defense up until this point to let the game get out of hand, so the offense stepped up and did their part on the next drive.
LA Quarterback Colby Briggs orchestrated a nice drive down the field that was fueled, in part, by a few flags throw against the cougars. The drive would end with a 2-yard touchdown pass to TE Jackson Floyd. After a failed two-point conversion, Lowndes Academy would trail CCA 8-6 going into the half.
However, this would be last time that Lowndes Academy would add to the scoreboard.
To start the third quarter, CCA’s Chandler Mitchell would run for 44 yards down to the LA 1- yard line – where the Cougars would ultimately score a touchdown.
In the same quarter, CCA’s John David Taylor would have a pick six to extend the lead, and the Rebels could never recover.
CCA ended the game with 353 total yards, with 323 of those yards coming on the ground. They also only had 1 turnover the whole game.
Lowndes Academy, on the other hand, would finish with 196 total yards. 151 of those yards came from the passing game, while 45 of them came on the ground.
The real downfall for the rebels came in the passing game, as they tallied five interceptions with one being returned for a TD.
CCA (4-2) now has a BYE week before taking on Abbeville Christian Academy. Lowndes Academy (1-6) is still searching for answers as it gets ready to face off against Lakeside School this Friday.