Crusaders suffer another shutout loss

By Michael Hardison - [email protected]

The Harrells Christian Academy varsity football team didn’t recover to well from its shutout loss last Friday as they repeated that performance, getting shutout again this time by Village Christian 26-0.

Much like last week’s game the defense played really well in the first half holding Village to just one touchdown. However, like in the last game the Crusader offense just couldn’t get anything going failing to find the end zone for the second week in a row. Village missed the point after attempt and the first half ended with only a score of 6-0.

The defense just couldn’t hold in the second half must like last Friday night as they allowed three more touchdowns to be scored on them. The first came in the third quarter putting them behind 12-0 after another missed PAT by Village Christian. The remaining points came in the fourth quarter. They scored two more unanswered touchdowns and converted on a two point conversion giving them the 26-0 lead.

With the Harrells offense stagnant in the second half as well, the night ended as Village walked away with the win 26-0.

Harrells didn’t have much offensive production again as Mar’chris Jackson and Shaquor Newkirk led what little rushing attack they had. Jackson ended with 32 yards on 9 carries and Newkirk ended with 9 carries for 31 yards.

Tyshon Newkirk went 2 for 7 in passing with 26 yards, his only receptions came from Jack Laslo who caught both passes for 26 receiving yards.

Defensively, Shaquor Newkirk led Harrells with four tackles (one for loss) and two sacks, followed by Shameek Darby, who had three tackles (two for loss) and a sack, and Tyshon Newkirk, who had three tackles and an interception.

With this loss the Crusaders fall to 2-2 on the season as they host Trinity Christian next Friday for their next conference game.

By Michael Hardison

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