ORANGE — The Lions of Community Christian faced off against the San Antonio Castle Hills Eagles for the Bi-District title. CCS came into the game with a 5-5 record in their district while Castle Hills record was 4-3. When the dust settled and the game was over CCS had taken the title by a score of 77-43.
Castle Hills came to the game ready to play. On their first possession in five plays they scored the first touchdown with 8:13 on the clock. Alex Parrish blocked the PAT kick and the score was 6-0, Eagles.
Not to be outdone, in five plays CCS running back R C Morris crossed the goal line for their first TD. An uncompleted pass made the score 6-6 7:33 was on the clock.
The remainder of the first quarter seesawed back and forth. It was a very evenly played quarter. The Lions appeared to be a little sluggish, almost like they had not expected such close play so early. The quarter ended with the Lions down 13-6.
The second quarter started with the Eagles in possession. On the third play, Lions defensive back Lawrence Gallow intercepted a pass to give the Lions possession. In five plays C J Wagner on a 2nd and 4th situation dashed across the line to bring the Lions even on the scoreboard, a one point PAT put the Lions in the lead 14-13 with 6:30 on the clock.
A roly-poly kick from Brett Foster of the Lions was blocked by Michael Chairez, the 245 lb junior offensive lineman of the Eagles. In seven plays the Eagles scored again and brought the score to 19-14 with 2:47 remaining in the half.
With 53 seconds remaining in the first half, Morris carried the ball ten yards and crossed the goal line to make the score 20-19. The Lions were in the lead by one point after the PAT kick went wide.