Crusaders Fall To Valwood
Robert Toombs Christian Academy took on the Valiants of Valwood School last Friday night in Hahira just outside of Valdosta. It was a rough game for the Crusaders as they lost 5514.
Valwood held a 13-0 lead with just over three minutes left in the first quarter of the game, and they extended that to 20-0 with 9:15 left in the first half. Valwood added another touchdown with four minutes to go in the first half to take a 27-0 lead over RTCA. The Valiants added one more score with two minutes on the clock to take a 34-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half Valwood had pushed their lead to 48-0 before David Hill scored the first touchdown of the game for RTCA on a 51-yard run. Justin Powell scored the second touchdown of the game with a 20-yard run to make it 4814 with 4:30 left in the game.
One more touchdown for Valwood made the final score 55-14.
Top 3 offensive players of the game were David Hill, Tripp Durden, and Justin Powell. Hill with 111 receiving yards, Durden and Powell with 44 receiving yards. The top defensive players of the game were Hill, Landen Sauls, Elijah Baker, and Ahmelion Jones. Hill made 10 tackles during the game, Sauls with 7, and Baker and Jones with 5.
Coach Meeks said, 'It was a disappointing loss. It was definitely not the outcome we were hoping for or had practiced for after making such strides of improvement the previous week against Briarwood. Valwood is a really good team and should be a tough competitor in the AAA playoffs, but we did not play up to our expectations or our standards.
“I'm proud of the players for handling an extreme amount of adversity throughout the game in all phases. For the most part, they kept their composure fairly well and didn't respond to cheap-shots, criticism, and verbal jabs throughout play. “The number one thing to do now is to learn from mistakes that we made and how we can correct our fundamentals and move on to prepare for Georgia Christian this week. It's a busy week with homecoming festivities and numerous things going on around campus. We have to make sure we can keep the guys focused on our task for Friday night and look to defend our home field and make this a special Homecoming week.'
It is Homecoming this week for RTCA as they host Georgia Christian this Friday night at 7:30 p.m.