Offensive explosion leads to Cornerstone win

Published 10:50 pm Friday, October 29, 2010

Cornerstone Christian School senior Josh Anderson looks for an opening in the Ashford defense in the Chargers' season-ending victory Oct. 29. (Contributed/Cindy Wingard)

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

Cornerstone Christian School football coach Tim Smith has seen his share of incredible performances on the gridiron.

Smith has never witnessed a game like the one senior Josh Anderson had in the Chargers’ 69-33 win over Ashford Academy in their final game of the season Oct. 29.

Anderson finished with 497 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns in his final game as a Charger.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Smith said. “It was a great way to end the season.”

Anderson rushed for 308 yards and four touchdowns on only eight carries in the win.

Anderson also caught two passes for 80 yards and a touchdown, returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown and returned two kickoffs for a total of 67 yards.

Anderson broke the single-season record for rushing yards at the school with 1,539 rushing yards during the 2010 season.

The senior running back paved the way for Cornerstone’s 793 total yards on offense, which also set a new school record.

Clayton Halbert rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries. Dillon Rogers added 123 yards and a score on seven touches.

The Chargers finished the season with a 5-5 record following an 0-3 start.

“We got better each week,” Smith said. “That’s all you can ask.”