Lions fall to Heritage, finish season 4-7

Loganville Christian Academy finished their regular season with a 4-7 record and lost their final game 51-0 to the Heritage School, but the slate is wiped clean. The Lions host the first round of playoffs next week and keep their hopes alive for a state championship in football.

“You have to give Heritage credit,” said LCA head coach Andre King, “they made more plays than we did and we didn’t capitalize on the opportunities that we had.”

Numerous penalties and yielding short field position were also contributing factors in the Lions loss. Heritage scored once in the first quarter, three times in the second quarter, and four times in the third quarter.

King said he thinks LCA will play host next week to Trinity Christian out of Dublin in the first round of playoffs in the Georgia Independent School Association championships.

Lions roar on homecoming

Lions roar on homecoming

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.

Valiant effort not enough for Lions

Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 12:10 am

Preston Towns | Correspondent | 0 comments

Dana Lucas Jr.     LCA’s Dana Lucas Jr. had two touchdowns in Friday loss to Valwood. He had a interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter and a touchdown reception in the third.

Dana Lucas Jr.

LCA’s Dana Lucas Jr. had two touchdowns in Friday loss to Valwood. He had a interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter and a touchdown reception in the third.

LOGANVILLE – Loganville Christian Academy, “got off to a great start” in the first quarter of their game against Valwood, but unfortunately for Lions, there were three more quarters of play and LCA came up short with a 49-21 loss to the Valiants.

“We played well in the first quarter, “ King said, “but we have to finish. We have to give our best efforts all the way to the whistle.”

Valwood drew first blood two and a half minutes into the game with a 47-yard touch down run but LCA answered on the ensuing kickoff with a 84-yard return by Brian Borrero to trail Valwood 8-7. On Valwood’s second possession, an LCA pass interference penalty kept a drive alive and led to another score at 6:55. Three minutes later, Dana Lucas Jr. intercepted a Valwood pass at the 25 and ran it in for the score. The point-after was good and LCA still trailed by only one, 15-14.

Valwood began to exert its dominance in the second quarter, scoring twice more to go up 29-14 at the half. It didn’t get any better for the Lions in the third quarter as Valwood scored three more time to LCA’s one. LCA’s bright moment in the quarter came when Cameron Anderson connected with Lucas for a 36-yard score.

“Valwood just made more plays than we did,” King said. “They are a good football team, a tough football team. We need to improve our toughness; our effort is not where it needs to be.”