Lions Tamed by Moore County

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by Wes Sparkmon

In the school’s second TSSAA home game, Grace Christian Academy (2-2, 1-2) fell to regional opponent Moore County (3-2, 2-1) 42-10. Against the larger, senior-laden Raiders, an early Moore County lead forced the usually run-heavy Lions to play from behind and take to the air.

GCA quarterback Austin Amor went 10-26 through the air for 111 yards and throwing 1 interception. Amor would also lead the Lions on the ground with 15 rushes for 54 yards and 1 touchdown. Jordan Whitson would add 29 yards on 5 rushes. Nick Whitson would lead the GCA receivers with 4 catches for 48 yards. Defensively, GCA would be led by Dylan Woods with 8 tackles, Oliver Hunter with 8 tackles and 1 sack, and Nick Whitson with 5 tackles and an interception. Dylan Woods would also add a 30 yard field goal for the Lions.

“Hats off the Moore County, they came into the game with a good plan and they executed. We have to look in the mirror this weekend and commit to each other to improve as leaders, as coaches, and as a team,” said GCA Coach Rusty Smith. “I can’t wait to get back to work on Monday. Playing good fundamental football is the most important thing we can do.”

After two games in the Lions’ Den, Grace Christian goes on the road for the next two weeks. Next week, the Lions travel to Lynnville to take on the regional opponent, the Richland Raiders (2-2, 0-2).

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