The Young Americans Christian varsity football team fell 47-14 to the New Creation Christian Academy Crusaders on Friday, Sept. 13.
The Eagles (1-3, 0-1) matched scores with the Crusaders, but fell early to big plays.
Kyle Williams set a school record with 20 tackles in the contest and James Heft led the offense with 200 rushing yards on 20 carries, while scoring a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles. Heft found the end zone on the ground and through the air for 281 combined yards in the loss.
"Our young team continues to improve week to week," Young Americans coach Chuck McCullough said. "We had a good matchup with the Crusaders, but made several big-play mistakes. Otherwise, we did a good job stopping their runs and moving the ball against their defense."
The Eagles gave up 20 points apiece in both the first and second quarters to the Crusaders, while scoring touchdowns in the first and second quarters. The Eagles went into halftime down 40-14, but gave up just a touchdown to New Creation Christian in the second half.
Other standout players for the Eagles were Blake Rhineheart, who had a touchdown reception and nearly 100 yards in receiving yards. Chase Latimer also had several key rushes and was second in tackles on the night.
The Eagles return to action next week on the road in Loganville against Covenant Christian for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off.
The Eagles will close their season with two region games in October against Loganville Christian and Unity Christian.