LCS looks to stay undefeated against Unity
Published 8:00 am Friday, September 15, 2023
Lafayette Christian will be back on the road on Friday to take on Unity. While Unity has yet to win a game this season (0-3), LCS head coach Jarred Pike believes it will be a tough task on Friday night.
“They are 0-3, but they are always a good football team, so we are expecting to go up there and have a game on our hands,” Pike said. “Hopefully it is a closer game than the ones we have been in, so we can figure out who we are and we got.”
The Cougars are undefeated on the season (3-0) and will come into the game full of confidence. The team has yet to be truly challenged this season as the first three games have all been blowouts.
“Big wins are good for confidence and it is good to get some of the younger guys in, but as we get closer to region play we need some close games to figure out who we are and who we can rely on in those big situations,” Pike said.
Lafayette Christian was challenged in the first half last week against Holy Ground, leading by just 6-0 at the break. But the team got its act together in the second half and blew the doors off their opponent with 52 points in the second half.
Noah Childree had a standout performance in that game against Holy Ground.
“He is our third string running back and starts at defensive end,” Pike said. “In the spring I had some questions, but he has really come along and played well.
“He has become a leader for the team and he doesn’t come off the field. He has been a real find for us.”
Ephraim Snyder continues to be the heartbeat of the team. He had his best game yet last week against Holy Ground, totaling 291 rushing yards on 29 carries.
First-year starting quarterback David Karvelas continues to excel as well.
While the offense has been rolling, it has been the defense that has been most impressive for the Cougars so far this season.
Eli Carroll has been able to control half of the field with his ability as a defensive lineman which allows the others to make plays.
The defense is allowing less than nine points per game through three games this season — an impressive feat especially for 8-man football.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Unity Christian.
“This 3-0 means nothing and if they are happy with this then great, but it means nothing,” Pike said. “I’m not here for a 3-0 start to the season, I’m here to win a championship.