Cornerstone rallies late to win 20-19

Published 11:32 pm Friday, September 21, 2012

Cornerstone Christian's Adrian Young follows his blockers in the Chargers' 20-19 comeback win over Ashford Academy Sept. 21. Young finished with 132 yards with two touchdowns. (Contributed)

By GRAHAM CARR / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA-Cornerstone Christian School trailed 19-0 to Ashford Academy with just over ten minutes left in the game, but fought back to win 20-19 on Sept. 21 at Cornerstone Christian School.

Senior quarterback Adrian Young started the comeback when he ran in an 18-yard touchdown run. Then Michael Bevard blocked an Ashford punt and two plays later Young threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Tim Warren.

After both teams turned the ball over, the Chargers were able to take the lead when Young ran in a 11-yard touchdown run with just over two minutes left in the game.  The Cornerstone defense was able to stop Ashford to secure the victory.

“This team is one of the most scrappy bunch I have ever coached,” said coach Tim Smith. “When we blocked the punt, I just had a feeling we were going to do it.”

Young finished with 132 yards and two touchdowns on 16 rushes. Senior running back B.J. Smith added 81 yards on 19 attempts. The Chargers improved to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the region.