The Faith Academy Knights varsity football team travelled to Prairie Lea to take on the Indians for their homecoming night. The Knights prevailed in the end with a score of 60-14.

Luke Wicklien scored to the first two Tds of the contest on passes from Christian Pillow (48 yards) and Cash Eckermann (46 yards). Wicklien also scored on a fumble recovery for a 30 yard TD on defense.
Travis Woodley added 3 TDs of his own, two runs (42 & 18 yard runs), and a 53 yard reception that ended the contest on the 45 point mercy rule. He also threw a TD to freshman Joe Bob Lequerica from 14 yards out. The other score of the game came on a 38 yard run from Matthew McGowan, as he weaved and dodged defenders, eventually outrunning the Indian defense.

Wicklien was also 7/8 on his extra points, adding 2 points to every TD scored. Defensively for the Knights, it was a group effort of good plays and hustle. Junior Carter Findeisen accounted for 2 sacks as well as 2 other tackles. Asher James was responsible for a big sack on 3rd down causing the Indians to punt deep in their territory.

Pass coverage was in top shape lead by Eckermann and Lequerica. Senior Blaze Byler had many great tackles in the beginning of the contest. The win moved the Knights to 3-1 on the season with their Texas ranking getting back to under 100 at #87 in the state. Before the loss on week 1, The Knights were ranked #67 but dropped quickly after the loss. The goal is to around #50 going into playoffs. As of now, the Knights will be off this week, due to Dimebox not filling a team. They will travel next week to San Marcos to take on Hill Country Christian next Friday night. GO KNIGHTS!

Player of the Week:

Christian Pillow, Fr – went 4/6 passing with 184 yards and 2 TDs in his first week as QB. He also caught 3 passes for 38 yards (first picture)

Carter Findeisen, Jr – had 2 big sacks and 3 other tackles in a win against Prairie Lea (second picture)

This article was written by Coach Trey Carter.  Coach Carter is the Athletic Director for Faith Academy in Bellville, TX.  He can be reached at (979) 865-1811 or email  [email protected]


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