STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO
Faith Academy of Marble Falls lost 59-35 at home to Summit Christian Academy of Cedar Park on September 6 in a Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools six-man football game.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Flames (1-1, Division I, District 2) trailed 20-8 at the half.
Head coach Stephen Shipley said his players were feeling down in the locker room during halftime. He reminded them they couldn’t undo the first half and helped them refocus on the third quarter.
By the end of the third, Faith only trailed 40-35.
“When you’re in a battle like this, you find out a lot about your team,” Shipley said.
The Flames struggled to execute offensively in the fourth quarter. Shipley said passing miscues on a handful of fourth downs stalled drives. Meanwhile, the Eagles (1-1) “had a couple of big passing plays for touchdowns,” Shipley said.
“They had several big plays that broke our backs,” he added.
Faith sophomore Case Coleman had two receiving touchdowns and a kickoff return for a touchdown. Sophomores Dylan Offutt and Maison Thornley each had a receiving touchdown.
Several Flames players stepped into a new positions or made their varsity debuts, including freshman Luke Ehrig.
“This is his first year to play football,” Shipley said. “He did a good job.”
The Flames welcome Austin Royals at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 13, to Britton Field on the Faith campus, 3151 RR 1431 East in Marble Falls.