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Lions claim victory over Faith Christian in their first game of the season

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Hernando Christian Academy marked their first win as a 6-man football team on their turf against Faith Christian on Sept. 14, 2018.  

“We are doing better than I expected,” Coach Raley remarked.

The game had a mixture of interceptions, strong tackles, perfect blocks and showcased some great coordinated game plays from the Lions’ offense and defense.

“It felt good,” said Evan Klukowski, quarterback for the Lions. “We did way better than I expected.”

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“I feel great!” HCA’s Deontae Judd said. “I am so surprised with the team, I am so happy right now.”

The Lions conquered the heat and the scoreboard, at half-time HCA was leading 40-6 and after the end of the third quarter the mutual agreement among coaches and referees was to set the fourth quarter clock for one minute.   Faith Christian did manage to add some points to the board in the third quarter bringing the final score to HCA 56 – Faith Christian 12.

HCA’s Sept. 21 game against Geneva Classical Academy was cancelled, which leaves the Lions with a week of practice before their next game on the Sept 28.

“My entire offensive line has never played football before,” Coach Raley said. “Every bit of practice we get is very important to us.”

On Sept. 28 Donahue Catholic travels from Ava Maria to the Lions home turf for the most anticipated rival match up of the season.

Game starts at 4pm.


Lisa MacNeil
Lisa MacNeil
Lisa MacNeil is a reporter for the Hernando Sun as well as a business technology developer, specializing in website development, content management systems, and data analysis.
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