Cougars win wild offensive shootout

Published 11:59 pm Friday, October 6, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

LAGRANGE – The Lafayette Christian School Cougars put 88 points on the scoreboard Friday night, and they needed almost all of them to get their first win of the season.

In a wild, back-and-forth shootout with a final score that would be more at home in a basketball gym, Lafayette Christian out-lasted Praise Academy 88-74.

Quarterback Landon Whitley, who has had a sensational junior season, carried the ball 32 times for 200 yards, and he scored five touchdowns.

Amani Jenkins added 151 yards on 21 carries with a pair of touchdowns, and Jacob Lueken had 124 yards on 18 attempts with one touchdown.

Jacob Lueken had 124 yards on 18 attempts with one touchdown, and Mitch Crandall carried the ball six times for 72 yards, and he scored four touchdowns. Ben Dixon had 27 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown.

Whitley also completed 2-of-3 passes for 52 yards.

OF NOTE: For much more on Friday’s game, see Monday’s sports section.