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RTCA Rolls Over Briarwood

The Crusaders football team of Robert Toombs Christian Academy traveled to Briarwood Academy this past Friday for the first away game of the season. RTCA had a good showing and beat the Buccaneers, 27-6.

During the first quarter, Justin Powell had a touchdown with a 15-yard run with just over nine minutes to go in the first quarter.

Later in the first quarter, the Crusaders were moving the ball again after taking the ball back on a Jayden Toole interception. Later in the drive, Hayden Kight found Aaron Hankerson for a 39-yard touchdown reception with 16 seconds left in the first quarter. Hayden Meeks added the extra point for a 14-0 lead.

In the second quarter of the contest, David Hill added another touchdown for RTCA on a 16-yard run to extend the lead to 20-0. And then with 3:18 left in the first half, RTCA took over on downs after a good defensive stand.

They drove the ball down the field, and, with just 1 second left in the half, Tripp Durden caught a touchdown pass from Kight from 1-yard out. They added the extra point to lead 27-0 at the end of the first half of action. In the third quarter, Briarwood had had possession of the ball for eight minutes of the quarter, but Durden came up with an interception to take the ball back for RTCA.

The RTCA offense wasn't able to get much going in the second half of the game, but the defense held Briarwood to get the win. RTCA did allow a touchdown with just two minutes to go in the continued from page

game, but they missed the extra point. That made the score 27-6.

RTCA went on to win the game by that score.

The top 3 offensive players of the game were Kight, Hankerson, and Powell. Kight with 86 passing yards, Hankerson with 70 receiving yards, and Powell with 88 rushing yards. The top 3 defensive players of the game were Landen Sauls with 14 tackles, Hill with 12 tackles, and Kight with 8 tackles.

Head Coach Matt Meeks stated, 'It was a great team win. A bunch of guys made really big plays throughout the game. Jayden Toole and Tripp Durden with crucial drive-stopping interceptions; Aaron Hankerson, David Hill, Justin Powell, and Hayden Kight all with big offensive plays. The big guys on the offensive and defensive lines did an outstanding job of holding their ground and making their offense work really hard, and then did a great job on the offensive side opening up running lanes for our running backs to do work. I am really proud of the defensive effort we put in to hold a very talented group of running backs scoreless.”

This week RTCA will be in Valdosta to take on the Valiants of Valwood School with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

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