Varsity Football: Younger Conquerors Prove Mighty in 47-14 Win over Christ’s Church Academy

The regulars took most of the night off and gave the younger Conquerors an opportunity to notch a district win as Trinity Christian Academy defeated Christ’s Church Academy 47-14 in a Thursday night affair in Mandarin. A few familiar faces also made some big plays in putting up a 35-point first quarter on route to the win.

Eighth-grader King Boylston led the JV call-ups with his first two varsity touchdown passes. The first was a short outside pass to big brother Kyle Boylston, and Kyle outran the defense 55 yards for the touchdown. That play made the score 35-0 with 1:42 left in the first quarter.

King later connected with Seth Bialek on a 6-yard touchdown pass for the game’s final score with 11:41 left to play. Overall, King Boylston was 2 for 3 for 63 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The game started with a kickoff out of bounds to give Trinity 1st and 10 at their own 30. London Smith went into motion, took the handoff from Tyrone Summerall, and swept around the left end to the sideline and raced 70 yards untouched for the score to put Trinity on the board.

Soon after, Tadarius Washington capped a 4-play, 15-yard drive with a 9-yard touchdown run. Bryce Kazmierczak forced a fumble, and Kyle Boylston recovered to set up Washington.

After Elijah Crocker intercepted a pass on the ensuing drive, Summerall found Miles Burris in the end zone with a 44-yard bomb to make the score 21-0 with 7:56 left in the first.

Another JV callup made noise a few minutes later. After Kyle Boylston hit Bialek for a 36-yard completion and Ian Felder rushed the ball to the CCA 6, Rodney Townsend scored his first varsity touchdown when he caught a 6-yard pass from Summerall. Bialek’s PAT made the score 28-0 with 4:02 still to play in the opening period.

The Boylston brothers took over from there.

Christ’s Church answered in the second quarter with a methodic 13-play, 76-yard scoring drive that culminated in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Harrison Miller to Lenox Hires. Since these points came in the first half, the running clock did not happen, so both teams had more opportunities.

Miller threw his second TD pass of the night, a 3-yarder to Kaleb Taylor-Burch with 31 seconds left in the third quarter. This drive followed Felder’s 33-yard touchdown run, and Trinity led 41-14 at the quarter’s end.

Four different Conqueror quarterbacks completed 6 total passes to 6 different receivers in 8 attempts for 176 yards and four touchdowns. Washington carried the ball 11 times for 60 yards and a score to lead the running game, and Felder rushed 5 times for 40 yards and a touchdown.

Hires caught 9 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown to lead the CCA receivers, and Patrick Setzer carried the ball 14 times for 63 yards to lead the Eagles’ rushers.

The Conquerors (8-0) will play their final two games of the regular season on the home field. First, TCA will battle district rival Providence School of Jacksonville (4-4) on October 28 in a game that would seal the district championship for Trinity with a win. The final game is against Quincy’s Munroe High School on November 4.

The playoffs begin on Friday, November 11.

STATS: Larry Withers, TCA Statistician
PHOTO: TCA Football FanZone on Facebook

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