Knights can't keep pace with CPA

Knights can't keep pace with CPA

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Knights can't keep pace with CPA

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.

The Christ Presbyterian Academy Lions beat Kenwood 35-20 on Friday at Kenwood High.

An exciting first half of football got off to a big start when Michael Sutherland for the Knights ran 49 yards for a touchdown and the two-point conversion from Maleek Hall put the Knight’s ahead 8-0.

It would be the Knights’ only lead of the game. Later, Sutherland’s second touchdown with 6:31 remaining in the first half, would not be enough to keep pace with CPA, which rushed for 302 yards in the first half alone.

Kenwood coach Kevin Goltra got right to the point after the game.

“We came out really soft on defense, we were hoping we could match up with them strength wise a little bit, but had too many mistakes and too many turnovers,” Goltra said.

Many of the rushing yards came from Chase Smith, who ran over 250 yards for the game, including a 75-yard touchdown run with 3:02 left in the first quarter.

CPA’s defense was strong with senior Glen Fleener – the inside linebacker who had six tackles in the first half — holding back the Knights from making consistent gains. The senior, however, went out for the game with a knee injury in the fourth quarter.

CPA attempted an onside kick with 11:22 left in the second quarter, but it was picked up just short of the required 10 yards at the Lions’ 49-yard line. The Knights also attempted a desperate onside kick, but was also unsuccessful.

Like in their previous game, the Lions had plenty of penalties called against them, but not enough to decide the game, thanks to a very reliable defense.

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