AISA Briefs: CVA moves to 2-1, Cornerstone falls at home

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The 1A Coosa Valley Academy Rebels are now 2-1 overall and 2-1 in regional play following a 34-6 win over Open Door last Friday night.

But things will get a bit tougher this week when the Rebels will try to stop the Shelby Academy Raiders vaunted running attack that pounded 2A Kingwood and just came up short this past Friday.

Causing Coosa Valley head football coach Steven Mackin concern, in the win against Open Door, he said, &8220;We played very sloppy. We had a lot of penalties.&8221;

Mackin said his Rebels had an opportunity to put Open Door away in the first half. Instead he said the score was 14-0 when it should have been 35-0.

Mackin said his team looked pretty good at times and ran the ball well. But he said, &8220;We&8217;ve got a big game next with Shelby.&8221;

Against Open Door, Chase Ward had three touchdowns and Steven Clinkscales had two and Brandon Batchlelor was four of five on PAT&8217;s.


The AISA Class 1A Cornerstone Christian Chargers are now 1-2 on the season following a 25-22 loss to Central Christian at home last Friday night.

Making matters more urgent, all of the Chargers first eight opponents this season are region counters toward the playoffs.

This Friday night, Cornerstone will try to take its frustration out at West Alabama.

Also of concern to Cornerstone head football coach Tim Smith is that he perceives his team with a problem it has got to fix. &8220;We&8217;ve got to hold on to the football,&8221; he said.

Smith said against Central Christian his team had about 400 yards of offense, but turned the ball over five times, including an interception at the very end of the game.

Smith said, &8220;It&8217;s so frustrating right now.&8221;

On the positive side, however, Smith said Casey Perryman had about 70 yards rushing.

He also said quarterback Jake Horton ran the two-minute offense with about seven minutes left in the game.

When his Chargers scored, went for two and made it to pull with 3 points of Central, they still had hopes of winning.

The Chargers held Central and took control of the football, with a wisp of hope of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. But an interception blew out the candle and the party was over.

Cornerstone gained 180 yards on the ground and 106 through the air for 286 yards total offense. Central Christian gained 247 yards on the ground and had zero yards through the air.

For Cornerstone, Quarerback Jake Horton completed eight of 11 passes but threw two interceptions. Avery Alexander led in rushing for the Chargers with 114 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. And Blake Etress caught four passes for 70 yards.

Kirk Robinson led the team with 11 tackles, Kirk Johnson had six tackles and Antuanne Riggins has seven tackles and one sack.

Smith said this coming week will be a big one for his Chargers.