Bright Spots For Robert Toombs
Robert Toombs Christian Academy football team hosted the Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy on Tuesday night of last week. The Crusaders did see some bright spots on offense as they continue to work hard with their young team to find their way. RTCA did fall to the Spartans, but they played a better overall game.
Edmund Burke took over after the starting kickoff at their 45-yard line. They went across midfield to the 36-yard line, and on the next play went from their into the end zone for the first touchdown of the game with 11:06 on the clock. They added the PAT for a 7-0 lead.
RTCA started at their 35-yard line for their first possession. RTCA couldn't get much going and turned the ball over on downs at their 41-yard line. The Crusaders have elected not to punt the ball as they are continuing to work on their offense to try to find something. They know that they are giving up good field position, but have deemed that the learning experience that they are getting is worth it, knowing that they have a way to go to be a competitive team. RTCA's defense almost got a stop, but EB did get a first down and then broke it down inside the 5-yard line. They added a touchdown with 5:48 left in the first quarter and the PAT for a 14-0 lead. RTCA did get some positive yards on their next possession with good runs by Hunter Ennis and Clayton Meadows, who has returned from an injury. Moore connected with Tucker Heath across midfield to the 31 of EB, but an interception over the middle gave the Spartans the ball at their 21-yard line with less than 30 seconds left in the first quarter.
On the first play EB went for 46 yards to the RTCA 33-yard line on a completed pass. On the first play of the second quarter the Spartans broke a touchdown run to increase their lead to 21-0 after the extra point.
RTCA threw another interception on their next possession with EB taking over at the RTCA 31-yard line. On the first play EB went in for another touchdown to make the score 28-0 after the extra point.
On RTCA's next possession Moore threw yet another interception, this one returned all the way for a touchdown to make the score 34-0 with 9:04 still left in the first half.
Meadows had a solid return on the ensuing kickoff out to the 32-yard line, where the Crusaders would start their next drive. Austin Akins had a couple runs out to the 38-yard line, but RTCA turned the ball over on downs.
With 6:25 left in the half the Spartans found the end zone again to make it 40- 0.
RTCA did have a bright spot on their next possession as they picked up a first down, and then broke a big 56-yard run by Ennis for a touchdown to put RTCA on the board. They went for a two-point conversion but didn't get it, but the score was now 40-6. EB answered to go ahead 47-6.
In the second half RTCA added a score on a 36-yard run by Heath to make it 47-12.
EB went on to win the game by that score, 47-12, over RTCA.
This week will be Homecoming for the Crusaders as they host Brentwood Academy with kickoff this Friday at 7:30 p.m.