Cornerstone rolls Sumter, 41-0

The Cornerstone Christian Chargers picked up their first win of the season on Sept. 2 after beating Sumter Academy 41-0. (File)

The Cornerstone Christian Chargers picked up their first win of the season on Sept. 2 after beating Sumter Academy 41-0. (File)

By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Editor

COLUMBIANA – The Cornerstone Chargers responded from a 35-0 loss at the hands of the top AISA team in the state last week in Bessemer Academy with their first win of the season on Sept. 2, which came via a 41-0 win over Sumter Academy.

Cornerstone 21 points in the first quarter and took a 34-0 lead into the half. Tyler McNamee threw for over 100 yards and tossed two touchdowns to backfield mate and classmate JoJo Joiner as the two seniors led the offense while Logan Tucker rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns as well.

Jake Blakenship also scored and had more 50 yards rushing.

On defense Jahnari Chilsom made several big plays and also had a few sacks and tackles for loss. Theo Mangoes led the Chargers in tackles with 10. Tanner Falkner also played well at linebacker for the Chargers, according to head coach Tim Smith, while Jacob Foster and Rhett Garrett played well in the secondary.

Cornerstone travels to Lakeside this upcoming Friday, as the Chargers will look to get over the .500 mark.