ORANGE — Saturday night, Nov. 10, will be a night the Lions and their supporters at Community Christian High School will long remember. Their 78-19 win over the Lions of Magnolia Legacy Prep gave them first place in their district, a berth in the playoffs, and the opportunity to host a first round playoff game at Stewart Stadium.
In the last game of their regular season, the Lions opened the game on defense after kicking the ball to the Legacy Lions. After five plays with Legacy not able to advance the ball far enough down field to gain a first down, Legacy punted to CCS.
On the first offensive play, C J Wagner ran for a mere four yards. Wagner took the ball for the second time, evaded the “other Lions” ran about 35 yards to cross the goal line for the first six points of the night. Brett Foster booted the ball over the cross bar and the score was 8-0 with 7:46 left in the quarter.
CCS would make a night of kick offs that just dribbled and rolled over the field. This second kick hit the thigh of a Legacy Lion and bounced into one of the CCS six for a recovered fumble that gave the ball back to the CCS Lions.
On the first play, R C Morris darted and dodged and after about 25 yards crossed the goal line for another six points. Foster booted the ball across for another two points. The score was 16-0. The clock read 7:35. It was a fast 11 seconds of ball playing.
The CCS kick went out of bounds and after the penalty the Legacy Lions took the ball on the 30 yard line. On their 1-15 play the snap went deep and out of bounds. The second play on the 2 – 20 situation resulted in a fumble that was recovered by a CCS Lion.