Monday, September 20, 2010

SPORTS >> Warriors stop Falcons short of end zone

IN SHORT: Field goal all North Pulaski can get from LR Christian.

By Jason Gibson
Special to The Leader

Little Rock Christian Academy shook off last week’s loss to beat visiting North Pulaski 14-3 on Friday night.

“I thought we got better this week” said Little Rock Christian Academy Coach Justin Kramer, whose team lost to Sylvan Hills last week. “Our defense did awesome. Keeping the Falcons to three points was great.”

North Pulaski scored on Specner Johnston’s field goal in the first quarter following an interception.

Warriors linebacker Daniel Williams intercepted Falcon’s quarterback Marvin Davis taking the pass 47 yards to the Falcon 18. On the next play Logan Hays passed to Byron Milton in the back of the end zone for a touchdown.

Down 14-3 the Falcons (0-3) took the kick off to the 45-yard line but the drive stalled after Luke Hall sacked Falcon quarterback Davis on third and 15.

After the punt the Warriors (1-2) took over at their 19. With Logan Hays at quarterback, the Warriors moved to their 39. Facing third and 16 Hays dropped back and passed to Ethan Archer for a 40-yard gain that took the ball to the Falcons 19.

The Warriors would move the ball down the Falcon 4 after a personal foul on the Falcons. On first down the Warriors handed the ball off to Logan Kuhn, who went up the middle for a two-yard gain.

On second down the Warriors again gave the ball to Kuhn but the were called for holding.

With the ball moved back to the 13, the Warriors went the air. Hays passed to Kuhn but before he could score he fumbled and the Warriors recovered in the end zone, but another holding call that nullified the touchdown.

The penalty brought up third and 18. Hays dropped back and threw over the head of his receiver. On fourth down North Pulaski called for a blitz and Schyler Spencer sacked Hays to that the Warrior threat.

The Falcons took over at their 25-yard line. On first down the Falcons handed the ball off to sophomore Dwayne Davis, who took the ball up the middle to the Warriors 39 for a 40-yard run.

Davis would finish the night with 41 yards on three carries. Three plays later the Falcons were looking at a third and 17. And Davis threw a screen pass to Darius Cage for 38 yards to the Little Rock Christian 4.

On first and goal Derrick Hart was stopped for a four-yard loss. After a three-yard run by Cage the Falcons were looking at third and goal from the 5.

Davis dropped back to pass, finding no one open he ran with it but was taken down for a four-yard loss by Tyler Otis.

The Falcon came out of the huddle with Cage split to the right and two receivers to the left.

Davis faked a pass to Cage then threw a wide receiver screen to Hart, who broke a tackle and ran for six yards before being dragged down three yards short of the goal line as the Warriors took over on downs.

The Warriors committed two turnovers and only ran five plays in North Pulaski territory in the first half.

The Warriors defense was the difference, keeping North Pulaski out of the end zone on two possessions in which the Falcons were inside the 5.

North Pulaski Coach Greg Hatcher said his team “went backward” after scoring 12 points in last week’s loss to Pulaski Oak Grove.

The Falcons looked good at times, Hatcher said, but just could not find the end zone. He went on to say “they did not know how to win.”

North Pulaski plays Little Rock Central next week.