Lightning take third at NACA tourney

The Evangel Christian Lightning took third in the NACA Eight-man Division 1 tournament on Nov. 9. (Contributed)

By MICKEL PONTHIEUX / Sports Reporter

DAYTON, Tenn. – The Evangel Christian Lightning won third place with a 22-6 win over Macon Road Christian at the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Eight-man Division 1 tournament on Nov. 9.

Macon Road took an early 6-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Lightning came roaring back in the second period.

Pete Sullivan rushed the ball in from two-yards out, then added the two-point conversation to give Evangel the 8-6 lead.

Four minutes later, Andrew Thompson scored a two-yard touchdown and Dru Bell added the PAT for a 15-6 Lightning halftime lead.

After a scoreless third quarter, Brandon Montgomery broke free for a 56-yard touchdown run. Bell added the PAT to seal the 22-6 Evangel victory.

The Lightning out rushed Macon Road 302-96. Montgomery led Evangel with 96 yards on the ground with a touchdown.