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.
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.