The Harrells Christian Academy Crusaders took their first loss of the season in convincing fashion to the High Point Christian Academy Cougars, 48-0.
The Crusaders were on the receiving end of a shutout this go-around on Labor Day. They were playing on the holiday due to rescheduling because of last Friday’s bad weather conditions. Harrells wasn’t able to get anything going on either side of the ball all night as the offense couldn’t find the end zone and they couldn’t keep High Point out.
The first half wasn’t that bad. Though they never scored, it was just a 15-0 deficit going into halftime. They held the Cougars to only a field goal in the first quarter and gave up two scores in the second quarter with failed point after attempts.
However, the offense productivity never showed up for the Crusaders as they still weren’t able to get anything go in the second half and the defense couldn’t withstand the onslaught. The Cougars scored twice more in the third quarter, missing another point after attempt, before having its biggest scoring quarter of the night in the forth.
High Point scored three more unanswered touchdowns, ending the night and giving them the 48-0 victory.
Harrells had no passing yards as the one pass attempt by Tyshon Newkirk was incomplete.
What little rushing success they had came from Shameek Darby, with 30 yards on 10 carries, and Malik Williams’s 20 yards on six carries.
Defensive leaders were Williams, with eight tackles; Cody Butler with six tackles and an interception; Jack Laslo, who had five tackles, two for a loss; Cameron Tyler, who had three tackles and a fumble recovery; and Shaquor Newkirk, who tallied two sacks.
The Crusader are now 2-1 and will try to bounce back Friday as they travel for an away conference game against rival school Village Christian Academy.
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