Cougars finally get to play at home
Published 12:53 am Friday, September 6, 2019
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
They’re finally at home.
The Lafayette Christian School Cougars, after playing three consecutive road games to begin the season, will play their home debut on Friday night.
Lafayette Christian, which improved to 2-1 with last week’s 65-30 victory over Sherwood Christian Academy, will host Fullington Academy at 7:30 p.m.
Lafayette Christian opened with a loss to Central Fellowship, but it followed that up with wins over Lanier Christian and Sherwood Christian to move above .500.
Lafayette Christian took care of Sherwood Christian with an overpowering rushing performance led by Cason Firth, who ran for 320 yards with six touchdowns.
Ben Dixon added 91 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Nathan Fain added 61 rushing yards with a touchdown.
Jacob Karvelas took some snaps at quarterback and ran for 61 yards with a touchdown.
The Cougars also got it done on special teams, with Firth and Nathan Karvelas each returning a kickoff return for a touchdown.
“Our guys were ready to play,” said Billy Bryant, Lafayette Christian’s first-year head coach. “It was a good night.”
In preparing for the game, Bryant figured the Cougars would be able to run the ball successfully, and they did.
“In the scouting report, we knew they had a tendency to do a certain thing on defense,” Bryant said. “We ran right to them, and did some misdirection, and they couldn’t stop it. They couldn’t stop Cason.”
Fullington Academy improved to 1-1 with last week’s 24-0 victory over Central Christian.
Today’s game is crucial for Lafayette Christian since it is the Georgia Independent Christian School Athletic Association region opener.
Lafayette Christian’s second and final region game will be against Central Christian on Sept. 30.