LCA shuts down Central
LOGANVILLE — Homecoming at Loganville Christian Academy ended just the way it was scripted: A king and queen were named and the Lions posted a 43-0 high school football win against an overmatched opponent.
LCA scored on each of its first four possessions to bring their season record to 4-6 overall and 1-1 in GISA Region 3-AAA. Next up is a region championship game against the Heritage Hawks of Newnan.
“Our guys played hard tonight,” LCA head coach Andre King said. “It was a good win for us.”
When asked about the upcoming game against powerhouse Heritage, King said, “They are a very good team. We will have to match their intensity. It will be a much different game than tonight.”
Keon McGhee took the opening kickoff back 80 yards for LCA’s first score, just 12 seconds into the quarter. The Lions never looked back and the Lancers of Central Fellowship Christian Academy never got any closer.
On the Lions second possession, Cameron Anderson connected with Jordan Jackson for a 30-yard gain down to the Central 2-yard line. At 9:09 scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 2-yard run. A missed extra point followed and the score was 13-0.
The third time LCA got the ball, Cameron Lifsey scored from 20 yards out at 4:36. This time Bryson Franklin was true on the point-after to give LCA a 20-0 lead. Franklin followed with a kickoff that was downed on the Central half-yard line, and two plays later Cade McClendon led a host of Lions for a safety to increase the lead to 22.
On the ensuing free kick, Curley returned to the Central 30, then McGhee went on a 30-yard jaunt for his second score. LCA led 29-0 at the end of the first quarter.
More fireworks erupted in the second quarter as Lifsey posted his second score from 14 yards out, a score made possible on a fumble recovery by Brady Dexter.
The third quarter was played quickly, thanks to a running clock. Curley capped the LCA shutout with a 22-yard run with just under 2 minutes remaining in the game.
LCA closes the regular season against The Heritage School. Central ended its regular season Friday.