Lions Rebound With Shutout Against East Nashville
Christ Presbyterian running back James Deaton got things rolling for the Lions, scoring the games’s first two touchdowns and CPA earned a much needed 28-0 victory against East Nashville Magnet School.
It was the second win of the season for the Lions, who have struggle to score this year. But against East Nashville, they used a combination of running plays, special teams, and turnovers to find the end zone, while playing great defense to preserve the shutout.
After neither team managed to score in the first quarter, Deaton was able to break the ice with a 1-yard plunge to give the Lions a 7-0 lead.
The senior running back was able to come back again in the second, this time breaking free for a 29-yard touchdown sprint.
That’s how the first half ended with CPA on top 14-0.
Neither offense would be able to score in the second half, but CPA’s special teams and defense would take over.
CPA’s Andrew Howard would field an East Nashville punt and race 44 yards to paydirt to extend the Lions’ lead to 21-0.
CPA’s defense, who held East Nashville to just 206 total yards, would take over from there.
Not only did they hold their opponent scoreless, they would find the end zone themselves.
The Lions’ Gray McCullough would step in front of an East Nashville pass and return it 60 yards for the final scoring play of the game, giving the Lions a 28-0 win.
Deaton finished with 90 yards rushing on 17 attempts, including his two touchdown runs.
Quarterback Ryan Eledge was 8 of 16 for 68 yards with one interception.