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Faith seeks new opponent after banged-up Smoking for Jesus cancels

Smoking for Jesus vs. Faith Academy, 2022

A football game between the Faith Academy Flames and the Smoking for Jesus Eagles scheduled for Sept. 8 was canceled due to injuries suffered by the Eagles during their Sept. 2 game. Photo by Stennis Shotts

The Faith Academy Flames (1-1) are looking for a new opponent to play on Friday, Sept. 8, after the Smoking for Jesus Eagles (0-2) had to cancel.

“It was unfortunate,” Faith Academy of Marble Falls Athletic Director Zakk Revelle told “We love our friends over at Smoking for Jesus.”

The Eagles suffered injuries during their 76-30 loss to Austin Royals HomeSchool on Sept. 1, forcing the decision.

“They had some major injuries last week,” Revelle said. “They weren’t going to have enough players. It was a safety issue. It’s hard enough to play six-man (football) with 12 guys. It’s way harder with six guys.”

If no opponent is found, officials anticipate the Flames will take the week off.

“Most everybody has a game or strategically has a bye week,” Revelle said. “We’re hopeful that something happens, but if nothing happens, we’ll probably not play a game this week.”

The pair of powerhouse six-man programs met for the first time in 2022. The Eagles won 98-62.