Hope Christian School’s Ben Nabors carries the ball during the Eagles’ 74-8 victory over North River Christian Academy. (Contributed/Twanna Arnold)
Hope Christian School’s Ben Nabors carries the ball during the Eagles’ 74-8 victory over North River Christian Academy. (Contributed/Twanna Arnold)

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Hope crushes North River Christian

Published 11:55pm Friday, August 30, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Hope Christian School Eagles soared past the North River Christian Chargers 74-8 in eight-man football action on Aug. 30.

Offensively, Reid Allen recorded 80 rushing yards on five carries, and Cameron Barnett recorded two receptions for 27 yards.

Allen completed three-of-five passing attempts for 44 yards.

Defensively, Houston Daily recorded five tackles, and Allen finished the night with four.

“We substituted pretty heavily throughout the game,” said HCS head coach Tony Nafe. “We got a chance to look at some of our young players.”

Hope recorded five touchdowns in the first quarter: One on a 20-yard pass from Allen to Cannon Fuqua, one on a Ben Friedlander 70-yard run, one on a Nick Ray 34-yard run and two on Cameron Barnett interception returns.

In the second quarter, Allen added touchdowns on a 51-yard run and on a 75-yard interception return. Fuqua also scored on a seven-yard run.

In the third quarter, Allen returned an interception 35 yards to score and Barnett returned another interception 60 yards to score.

The fourth quarter saw Ben Nabors score on a 20-yard run.

“He really stepped it up tonight,” Nafe said of Nabors, who also plays on the defensive line. “I was amazed at his ability to read holes and adjust.”

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