Lions fall to Hooper Academy

Published 11:32 pm Friday, September 30, 2011

Kingwood Christian quarterback Gavin Sumrall drops back to pass in the Lions' loss to Hooper Academy on Sept. 30. (Contributed/Jimmy Mitchell)


Kingwood Christian School dropped an Alabama Independent Schools Association Class 3A, Region 2 game against Hooper Academy 35-13 on Sept. 30.

Charles Robinson returned a kickoff for a touchdown and Luke Edge converted to field-goal attempts to account for the scoring in the game for the Lions.

Edge nailed a 37-yard field goal attempt with 1:05 remaining in the second quarter to temporarily cut Hooper Academy’s lead to 14-3. The Lions trailed 22-3 at halftime following a late touchdown by Hooper Academy.

Robinson returned the opening kickoff in the second half 75 yards for a touchdown and Edge added the extra point to cut the lead to 22-10, but the Lions couldn’t cut into the lead down the stretch. Edge capped the scoring for the Lions  with a 34-yard field goal.

Robinson led the Lions as he rushed for 45 yards on 16 attempts. He also caught eight passes for 66 yards in the defeat.

Kingwood Christian will host Lyman Ward in a non-region game Oct. 7.