The Football team (7-0) stayed perfect in record on Friday night, downing Shortridge HS 42-13 on Homecoming. The Warriors overcame some early trouble to pull away from the Blue Devils on their way to their seventh win of the season.
CCHS got the ball first, and appeared to be driving to the game’s first score, but turned the ball over on an interception deep in Shortridge territory. The Covenant defense held, as Sophomore Jackson Brough picked off a pass of his own. CCHS then drove the ball 47 yards on seven plays, ending with a touchdown run by Senior Jonah Bronger. This was the first of Bronger’s four touchdowns on the night. The Blue Devils bounced right back, completing a bubble screen to Erickmycal Powell, which he took 79 yards for a touchdown. The PAT failed, leaving SHS behind 7-6. The Warriors started to dominate the game from there, as they put together two more scoring drives in the first half, to lead 21-6 at halftime.
The CCHS defense continued to limit the Blue Devils throughout the rest of the game, save a late touchdown. Covenant limited SHS to just 29 yards on the ground, and 194 yards passing. The Warriors meanwhile, compiled 407 yards offense, 253 on the ground and 154 through the air. Bronger set new school, single-game records, rushing for 222 yards on 31 carries and all-purpose yards in a game (278). He also ran in three scores and caught another. Bronger is rewriting the CCHS record book, as he now owns the school records for most yards rushing in a game, a career (currently at 1000), and a season (1000), as well as rushing touchdowns in a season (15). He is also well on his way towards the record for all-purpose yards in a season (currently at 1,227, record is 1483).
Sophomore quarterback Austin Frazier was 12-for-22 for 154 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Sophomore Alex Coleman picked up a touchdown on the ground, while Sophomore Jackson Brough made a phenomenal, one-handed catch for Frazier’s other throwing touchdown.
The game was just one of several events going on on Friday night. The seniors of the Cross Country and Girls Golf were recognized before the game, while the Homecoming Court were honored at halftime. Seniors Faith Lamb and Cameron Reagan were announced as the 2018 Homecoming King and Queen.
The Warriors hit the road for a rivalry game at Traders Point Christian this week. The game will be video streamed on Indiana SRN.