Cornerstone silenced on homecoming

Published 1:20 am Saturday, October 25, 2008

In a game filled with penalties, Cornerstone Christian School was stunned at homecoming losing to Ashford Academy, 24-6.

“They (the penalties) killed us,” said head coach Tim Smith. “We had some dumb penalties, and then the fumbles – there were too many.”

The Chargers started off strong when J.V. McKinney carried the ball 82-yards with 9:02 left in the first quarter, putting Cornerstone Christian School up 6-0.

“He (McKinney) hasn’t played that many years,” Smith said. “He played hard, he ran the ball hard.”

But the Chargers quickly fizzled.

Ashford Academy started to take over the game with a safety scored with 2:09 left in the first quarter, narrowing the lead to 6-2. The Falcons didn’t let up after that, scoring a touchdown from a 30-yard pass and making a 2-point conversion to put them up 10-6 with 1:26 left in the half.

The Falcons, who scored from 3-yards out and 8-yards out in the third and fourth quarter, respectively, dominated the second half of the football game.

Smith said though he was disappointed with fumbles and penalties that he was proud of how his team played.

“They played hard,” Smith said. “They never quit. That is a good football team we played.”

Smith said his team was gearing up for next week against undefeated region team Crenshaw by going back to the basics.

“We will go back and work hard. We have got to work on some basics, like tackling,” Smith said.

Though the team lost its homecoming game, the whole night was not a disappointment. Brittany Duke was crowned as homecoming queen and the seniors won the best float prize – a day off from school.