AISA teams struggle on Oct. 13
By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor
Macon East 47 Cornerstone 6
Cornerstone had looked good defensively as of late, but that trend wasn’t the case on Friday, Oct. 13, as injuries and depth caused some issues in a loss to a very good Macon-East team.
“We just really didn’t perform tonight,” head coach James Lee said after. “There were good thigs defensively in spots and offensively in spots, but we just couldn’t put everything together. They just out played us tonight.”
The Chargers fell behind 28-0 early in the contest and could never recover. The loss moved them to 4-4 on the season and 2-3 in region play. They have clinched a playoff spot and will be playing Coosa Valley on Oct. 20 for seeding purposes.
“We have a big rivalry game next week with Coosa,” Lee said. “We should be as close to 100 percent as we can this time of the season by next week against Coosa Valley.”
The Chargers were 6-of-11 for 61 yards through the air, while Patrick Howell had 110 yards on 14 carries in place of Jake Blankenship, who didn’t play much as the leading rusher. Freshman Lane Bailey led the team with nine tackles.
Evangel Montgomery 47 Coosa Valley 40
A week after its thrilling last-second win over Kingwood, Coosa Valley was on the road at Evangel Christian Academy in Montgomery. The Lions came into the matchup 0-7 on the season having lost their last two games 64-0 and 60-20.
They had also given up 30-plus points in every game this season. While they did that again in this one, Coosa Valley was on the wrong end of things this week as Evangel was able to pull out a thrilling hard-fought game.
The Rebels came into the game looking for their third straight win, but instead fell to 3-6 on the season and 1-3 in region play.
Lakeside 63 Kingwood 19
Kingwood found themselves on the wrong end of a heartbreaker last week, which was surely hard to get over heading into this week as they squared off against a 3-3 Lakeside team.
Lakeside was able to pick up the easy win to move above .500 on the season, while the Lions fell to 1-7 on the season with their only win coming over Evangel Montgomery.