Evangel defeats Shiloh Christian

Evangel Christian School senior Josh Flanders tackles a Shiloh Christian ball carrier in the Lightning's win Sept. 24. (Contributed/Barry Stephenson)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Evangel Christian School picked up a 45-16 win over Shiloh Hills Christian in eight-man football action Sept. 24.

Hayden Brown rushed for two touchdowns and Josh Flanders added a third first-quarter rushing touchdown and the Lightning didn’t look back after taking a 21-0 lead following the first quarter.

Brown scored the first touchdown on a 15-yard run and added his second score with a 3-yard touchdown run. Flanders scored on a 6-yard touchdown run. Charlie Bell added a 30-yard field goal and Brandon MacKay scored on a 10-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Pete Sullivan returned the opening kickoff in the second half 70 yards for a touchdown to open the third quarter.

Clay O’Neal reeled in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Nate Scott to cap the scoring for the Lightning in the fourth quarter.

Bell converted 6-of-6 point-after attempts in addition to his field goal in the first half.

Flanders led the defensive effort for the Lightning with 11 solo tackles.