Cornerstone shuts down LWA for first win

By DREW GRANTHUM/Sports Writer

The Cornerstone Christian Chargers were hungry for a victory headed into the Sept. 20 matchup with Lyman Ward, and it showed as the squad earned its first win of the season in dominating fashion, 46-0.

The Chargers opened up the scoring when Trevor Howell turned a 15-yard run into six points. Tim Warren netted the extra point, and CCS took a 7-0 lead with nine minutes to go in the first.

The Chargers scored again on another Howell rushing touchdown and Warren extra point with six minutes to go in the first quarter, taking a 14-0 advantage.

CCS scored again when Dustin Wooley ran the ball in from 14-yards out. The extra point was no good, and the score was 20-0, CCS.

The final touchdown of the first quarter came when Warren broke loose for an 18-yard touchdown run. The extra point was no good, and when the dust settled, the score was 26-0  in favor of CCS at the end of the first quarter.

The Chargers tacked on another score when Ian Briggs hit Wooley on a 10-yard pass for a touchdown. The extra point was no good, and Cornerstone took a 32-0 lead into the half.

Neither team scored again until the fourth quarter, when Briggs had a 12-yard touchdown run. Jeffrey Odgers hit the extra point — the first of his career — to extend the lead to 39-0.

The final score of the contest came when Briggs hit Odgers for a 16-yard touchdown pass — also the first of Odgers’ career — and after the extra point, the score was 46-0 in favor of Cornerstone.

Neither team scored again, and Cornerstone took home a long-awaited victory.

“We’re excited,” said head coach Tim Smith. “I’m real proud of them. Tonight we played pretty well.”

The Chargers will again take to the road Sept. 27, traveling to Ashford Academy to take on the Falcons in a region contest.