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PREP FOOTBALL: Cougars earn fifth consecutive win
Piedmont Football
Quarterback Justin Reynolds attempts a pass during one of Piedmont's regular season's wins. - photo by Special to The Covington News

Piedmont Academy’s football team continued its winning ways last Friday with a 38-14 victory against visiting Creekside Christian Academy at Cougar Field.

It was the fifth consecutive victory for coach Clint Satterfield’s team. Piedmont (5-1 overall) had another big performance from quarterback Justin Reynolds who went 20-of-30 for 209 yards and two touchdowns.

Luke Welch caught five passes for 42 yards while Ryan Holder had four receptions for 44 yards and a score and Michael Joseph had four catches for 46 yards and a touchdown.

Landon Connor (three catches for 26 yards), Ryan Kennemore (two catches for 26 yards) and Brody Anderson (two catches for 25 yards) were also key parts of the team’s Air Raid offensive attack.

On the ground, Joseph had 146 yards and two scores on 10 carries. Gavin Mask added a rushing touchdown.

Mask also helped lead the defense with six tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery. Welch had six tackles and a fumble recovery while Cole Wade added five defensive stops, two sacks and forced a fumble.

Connor (four tackles), Mason Tanner (four tackles), Dalton Wallace (three tackles, one sack), Holder (two tackles), Anderson (two tackles), Spencer Carter (two tackles), Kennemore (one tackle), Patrick Meadows (one tackle) and Mark Myles (one tackle) also contributed in the victory against a Class AAA opponent.

 While coach Clint Satterfield was pleased with the win he knows a tough challenge awaits his team this Friday.

The task will get much stronger this week as Piedmont travels to Thomas Jefferson Academy for a rematch of the 2019 and 2020 state championship games. The Jaguars have won back-to-back state titles although the Cougars did win the regular season matchup last fall.

The two teams have met on the football field in matchups going back decades but competing against each other in the last two GISA Class A state title games has made this a rivalry game for both programs.

The Jaguars (5-1) are coming off a bye. This will be Thomas Jefferson’s homecoming game for 2021.

Kickoff at Thomas Jefferson is set for 7:30 p.m.