Joiner shines in Cornerstone’s win at North River

By Chris Megginson / For the Reporter

NORTHPORT – JoJo Joiner caught five touchdown passes Friday night, leading Cornerstone Christian to a 35-7 win at North River Christian.

“It was a good win. It got us to 8-2 and ready for the playoffs next week. We came out a little flat, but picked it up in the second quarter,” CCS head coach Tim Smith said.

Four of Joiner’s touchdowns came in the first half, scoring first with 5:04 to play in the first quarter from 43 yards out on a pass from Tyler McNamee. The duo connected for 15-, 18- and 50-yard touchdowns in the second quarter. The fifth touchdown came from 44 yards out on the Chargers’ first possession of the second half

North River found the end zone in the fourth quarter on a 26-yard touchdown pass with 5:56 to play.

McNamee was 8-of-11 passing for 227 yards and five TDs. Joiner caught five for 170 yards and intercepted a pass on defense. Jacob Foster also had a catch for 46 yards. Patrick Howell had nine carries for 47 yards, Logan Tucker had five carries for 43 yards.

Theo Mango and Tucker Johnson led the CCS defense with 11 and nine tackles, respectively. Jake Blankenship and Howell also each intercepted passes.

Cornerstone (8-2) will host Clarke Prep for the first round of the AISA Class AA playoffs on Nov. 4.