Cornerstone tops Sparta Academy

Cornerstone Christian School running back Dalton Lodge finds a hole in the Sparta Academy defense in the Chargers' win Oct. 14. (Contributed/Cindy Wingard)

By KALA BOLTON / Staff Writer

The Cornerstone Christian Chargers clinched an AISA 1A, Region 2 win Oct. 14 with a 41-21 on the road at Sparta Academy.

“Our offensive line and defensive line, they both played really well,” Cornerstone head coach Tim Smith said. “That was the difference in the ballgame tonight.”

Junior quarterback Adrian Young got the ball moving for the Chargers with a 7-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Junior Dalton Lodge added the the Cornerstone lead with a 1-yard touchdown run to close out the first half.

Lodge reached the end zone twice again in the second half, scoring from 42 yards out in the third quarter and adding a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth. Junior Ronezz Stevens helped extend the Chargers’ lead with a 10-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, and a 1-yard touchdown pass from Young to junior Demetrius Conwell sealed the win for the Chargers.

Young was completed 2-of-2 passing attempts for 63 yards. Lodge rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns on the night, and Stevens added 57 yards and one touchdown. Senior Clayton Halbert totaled eight tackles and one sack for the Chargers.

“We just played well,” Smith said. “The way we ran the ball — we ran for more than 250 yards tonight.”