After winning its first two games of the season, Christ Presbyterian Academy didn’t wait long Friday night to put numbers on the board and post a 35-28 win over visiting White House-Heritage.
“Pleased to get this first victory in the region,” CPA coach Ingle Martin said. “Our first goal of 2015 is winning all those (region) games, so we’ll correct our mistakes and move on to week four.”
The Lions (3-0, 1-0 in Region 5-3A) took just two plays to find the back of the end zone, with Zack Weatherly throwing to Price Perdue for a 68-yard touchdown just 20 seconds into the game.
CPA would jump ahead 21-0 following a rushing touchdown by Chip Omer and a 61-yard punt return by Andrew Howard.
White House-Heritage (0-3, 0-1) answered on the ensuing drive with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Gunter to Branson Kramm to send the Patriots to halftime trailing 21-7.
After the Patriots scored again to make it a seven-point game, CPA responded with two straight touchdowns after forcing two fumbles to make it 35-14.
White House-Heritage answered with a touchdown of its own and then one more after a successful onside kick, but CPA recovered the final onside kick attempt and ran out the clock.
Perdue led the way for the Lions, finishing with 150 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions.
Patriots senior running back Kyle Fuhrer lit it up with 176 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Fuhrer suffered an ankle injury in the first game of the season and his performance Friday night was a welcome sight for Patriots coach Pat Brown.
“I’m hoping this will help him get his confidence back and he will continue to get better each week,” Brown said.