After getting blasted by Ensworth last year, CPA stunned the Tigers this year.
CPA two-way star Kane Patterson ran for a pair of first-half touchdowns and had 11 tackles on defense, as the Lions held on in overtime to knock off Ensworth, 21-20.
Both teams scored touchdowns in overtime, but the difference came when CPA kicker Sebastian Stubb hit his extra point after Ensworth’s Lucas Rodriguez missed his.
CPA’s overtime touchdown was on a 5-yard pass from Ryan Eledge to McNeill Stout, while Clifton’s four-yard run was Ensworth’s overtime score.
Were it not for how it ended, Clifton would have been the story. The senior ran 22 times for 199 yards and that score.
The Tigers’ Jaylon King also had a huge night, catching seven balls for 134 yards and a score, and running three times for 31 more.
The bottom line, though, was that the Lions came up big when it most mattered.
After getting a stop at the Ensworth 1 to force a turnover on downs, the Tigers scored first to take a 7-0 first-quarter lead on Cole Kennon‘s (10-of-13, 172 yards, two TDs) 21-yard pass to Tae Kinnard.
But CPA answered when Patterson, who scored four touchdowns last week, added two in the second quarter half.
Ensworth’s King caught a 43-yard pass from Kennon, tying the game in the second quarter after the point-after with 4:35 left.
That 14-all score held at the half, and through regulation.
Christ Presbyterian receiver Noah Henderson caught seven balls for 93 yards.
Ensworth sophomore Tyler Barron had 10 total tackles, with 1.5 sacks.
King, a Georgia Tech defensive back commitment, broke up two passes and had five tackles.
Ensworth (1-1) beat CPA by a 43-0 score last season.
CPA hosts Smyrna next week, and Ensworth travels to face Webb School of Knoxville.