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CPA Looks Great Against Stratford

The Christ Presbyterian Academy’s varsity football team opened up their 2017 season at the Den against Stratford last Friday in a non-conference game.  Relying on a strong running game and strong defense, the Lions ran away with it, winning 43-12.

The Lions were led by running backs Kane Patterson and Sam West.

West gained 101 yards on the ground for CPA on only six carries.

Patterson gained 92 yards on 12 carries, including four rushing touchdowns.

The home crowd was treated to a very entertaining game in perfect weather conditions.  And it helped that their team was never in trouble and the outcome was never in doubt.

Things will be a little different next week when the Lions travel cross town to take on rival Enworth at Tiger Stadium.

The Lions will be able to exact some revenge from last year’s drubbing by Ensworth at the Lions’ home field.

Both teams are ranked highly in the divisions in the state.  Ensworth is ranked 3rd, and CPA 26th, according to MaxPreps.

It will be an excellent opportunity for both Ensworth’s Ricky Bowers and CPA’s Ingle Martin to see just how good their teams can be this season.

There is also local bragging rights to consider.  Whenever these two schools get together, no matter the sport, or the records, it is always a battle.

There is also the interesting storyline of the two coaches.  Martin played for Bowers at Montgomery Bell Academy before going on to an outstanding college career.  The two have remained close over the years.

But like the records and everything else, that all goes out the window when these two perennial powers go at it this Friday at 7 p.m.