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Faith Academy aims to keep 11-man streak alive in home opener

Faith Academy's Hanner Shipley (No. 7) runs down St. Dominic Savio's George Miksch during the opening game Aug. 30 at Westwood High School stadium in Austin. The Flames won the game, 34-14. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

[box]GAMETIME
Faith Academy Flames vs. St. Anthony of San Antonio
WHEN: Sept. 6 with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pony Stadium on the Marble Falls Middle School campus, 1511 Pony Circle in Marble Falls
RECORD: Faith is 1-0[/box]

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy football team added to its perfect regular season record in 11-man football thanks to a 34-14 victory against Austin St. Dominic Savio on Aug. 30. The Flames are now 11-0 in the regular season.

Faith Academy’s Royale Brown races around the end during the Flames game against the Austin St. Dominic Savio Eagles on Aug. 30. Faith opened the season with a 34-14 win and demonstrated a strong running attack. The Flames home opener is Sept. 6 against St. Anthony of San Antonio at 7:30 p.m. at Marble Falls Middle School Pony Stadium, 1511 Pony Circle Drive in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton
Faith Academy’s Hanner Shipley (No. 7) runs down St. Dominic Savio’s George Miksch during the opening game Aug. 30 at Westwood High School stadium in Austin. The Flames won the game, 34-14. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

This week, the Flames (1-0) welcome the team that started that streak: St. Anthony of San Antonio.

The game is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Pony Stadium on the Marble Falls Middle School campus, 1511 Pony Circle.

Last season, Faith began 11-man football and unveiled the single-wing formation. It featured a quarterback who looked to run first after the offensive line shifted before the ball was snapped.

St. Anthony was unsure of how to defend the offense, which led to Faith’s 16-8 victory. In all, St. Anthony also was unsure of how to defend the two-point conversions as the Flames lined up with space between linemen instead of side by side.

The Yellowjackets are coming to Marble Falls with a 47-6 win against San Antonio Brooks Academy. St. Anthony scored 47 points in 36 minutes behind 146 rushing yards and 143 passing yards.

Henry Sanchez had 7 carries for 82 yards.

Meanwhile, the Flames and St. Dominic Savio were scoreless in the first quarter. That changed when Faith sophomore running back Asa Ortiz ran 71 yards to pay dirt. Then, junior running back Royale Brown scored on a 15-yard scamper and later a 17-yard run for a 21-7 halftime lead.

Other Flames scores included one from sophomore running back Jacob Metcalf from eight yards out, and junior Hanner Shipley throwing a shuttle pass to senior Austin Ellis. St. Dominic added a touchdown run in the final 64 seconds.

jfierro@thepicayune.com