The Harrells Christian Academy football team suffered their third loss of the season Friday night against the Q Foundation 38-12. The Crusaders could not seem to find any momentum throughout the entire game and failed to find the end zone after the early stages of the second quarter.
HCA received the ball to start the game and quickly found the end zone on a three yard touchdown run by junior tailback Marcus Scarborough. The Crusaders tried to keep the momentum in their favor by attempting an onside kick to quickly retain possession. The onside kick was perfectly placed however a Falcon player jumped up and grabbed the ball and returned the kick for a touchdown to give Q Foundation a 8-6 lead.
The Crusaders came back with a counter attack in the beginning of the second quarter with a one yard quarterback sneak by OH Rouse for a touchdown. The Crusaders regained a 12-8 lead with 10:33 left in the second quarter. The Crusaders would not find the end zone again for the remainder of the game.
The Falcons once again returned a short kickoff ,by the Crusaders, back for a touchdown to put themselves on top with a 16-12 lead. The two teams headed into halftime in a tightly contested game with the Falcons leading 16-12.
Q Foundation received the kickoff to start the second half and quickly found the end zone on a 40 yard run to extend the Falcon lead to 22-12. After a stop by the Falcon defense, Q Foundation was knocking on the door of the end zone when Don Banks, sophomore safety for the Crusaders, came up with an interception on the 1 yard line to give the Crusaders the ball back. The Crusaders were then forced to punt which set up an 8 yard touchdown reception to extend the Falcon's lead to 30-12 in the early stages of the fourth quarter.
After the two teams traded a pair of interceptions the Falcons scored one final time on a 31 yard touchdown run to seal the 38-12 win over the Crusaders. Harrells Christian's loss to the Falcons dropped their record to 5-3 on the season.
|The Crusaders will be without leading rusher Marcus Scarborough, starting fullback Joseph Phaneuf, |
and tight end Ethan Hall in their upcoming matchup against South Lake Christian