Hope rolls over Heritage Christian

Hope Christian's Brandon Coleman, left, stops a Heritage Christian School ball carrier for a loss during an Aug. 24 game. (Contributed/Twanna Arnold)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Hope Christian School Eagles rolled over the Heritage Christian School Crusaders 44-8 during a road game in Georgia on Aug. 24.

The Eagles posted more than 300 yards of total offense, and defensive standouts were Zach Gramstad with nine tackles and Reid Allen, Immanuel Drew and Jacob Evans with eight tackles apiece. Jonathan Misso recorded six tackles and two sacks.

“We played a heck of a ballgame,” said Hope head coach Tony Nafe. “Our kids stepped up and our assistant coaches stepped up with a solid game plan.

“Across the board, they played with enthusiasm,” Nafe added.

Heritage Christian jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter, but Hope answered by scoring in the second quarter on a 16-yard run by Dillon Thompson, a 37-yard pass from Allen to Charles Streets and a 5-yard run by Allen.

Hope extended its lead in the third quarter with touchdowns on a 26-yard run by Streets, a 1-yard run by Reid Allen, a touchdown pass from Allen to Josh Clevenger, a 23-yard Allen run and a 9-yard run by Drew. Drew also added a 2-point conversion following the Allen-to-Clevenger touchdown to bring the game to 44-8.