Bennett beaten by Faith

FC Eagles tied for first in league

Nathan Mauldin
Faith Christian High School
Posted 10/21/19

Faith Christian's football team sees the playoffs are coming but still has business to take care of in the regular season. As it has been in the previous three seasons, the final games of Flatirons …

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Bennett beaten by Faith

FC Eagles tied for first in league

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Faith Christian's football team sees the playoffs are coming but still has business to take care of in the regular season. As it has been in the previous three seasons, the final games of Flatirons Conference play will determine the playoff fate of the Eagles. The home stretch has been Bennett, Middle Park and D'Evelyn and those games have always determined the winner of the league. Oct. 18 Faith Christian embarked on that stretch with a home game against the 4-2 Bennett Tigers.

Bennett presents an interesting challenge with their single wing offense, something you don't see as often in high school play. The Tigers rely heavily on a run game and it takes good discipline by the defense to stop such an attack. The Eagles coaching staff also knew they would face a heavily motivated Tiger squad as they too are playing for their playoff lives.

The Eagles were able to produce a 30-yard field goal on their first drive and it just began the impact of Junior Jon Randall on the game. The Tigers unable to move the ball gave it back to Faith and the Eagles marched down the field and Erick Granados scored his first of three touchdowns on the night to make the score 10-0. The Tigers however forced a fumble and then drove the field and found the end zone to make the score 10-6 late in the first half. With under a minute to play in the half the Eagles quickly moved down the field to the Bennett 33 yard line. With one second on the clock Jon Randall booted a 50-yard field goal as the clock expired to give Faith a 13-6 lead at the half. The field goal would be a school record and show the awesome power of Randall.

The Eagles received the second half kickoff but a third down interception would be returned for a touchdown. Bennett now trailed the Eagles 13-12 early in the second half and the pressure of the game cranked up. The Eagles would respond however with another solid drive that would result in another Erick Granados rushing TD. The Eagles defense now kicked in and began to completely shut down the Bennett rushing attack. Faith would score on their next drive and would add a safety by Quincy Hansen in the fourth quarter. The final score would come from another Jon Randall field goal making it 32-12. Faith moved to 6-1 on the season and next week they will travel to Granby to take on Middle Park.

The Flatirons Conference title will likely come down to Nov. 1, as Faith takes on D'Evelyn High School at home — the last two undefeated teams in the Flatirons League.

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