Christ Presbyterian Academy dug a hole too big to climb out of in its 30-28 loss to Hillsboro on Friday.
The Lions (4-2) roared back from a big halftime deficit, but couldn’t close on Friday, one week after a huge win over BGA.
Kane Patterson had a 59-yard scoring run with 7:01 remaining in the third quarter, then added a 2-point conversion.
But the 2-point conversion failed, and the Lions ended the evening down by two.
After giving up a safety and a first-quarter touchdown run, CPA fell down 16-0 after Hillsboro’s 81-yard touchdown run from Jacob Frazier.
CPA struck back, with Eledge hitting Henderson with a 69-yard touchdown pass with 3:34 left in the first quarter.
But CPA allowed two more touchdowns, including one set up by a fumbled kickoff return, to trail 30-14 at the break.
Elege added an 8-yard scoring run later in the half, making it 30-13 at the break.
Elege was 18-for-30 for 218 yards and a touchdown. Fourteen of those completions went to Henderson, who had 225 yards receiving.
Patterson ran four times for 66 yards, and had 11 tackles (nine solo). Bryce McCormick led CPA with 15 total tackles (10 solo).
CPA hosts Lipscomb Academy next week.