McDonald, Cougars roar past Calvary Christian

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 14, 2005

Crenshaw Christian Academy posted its first victory of the 2005 football season with a 48-26 win over region foe Calvary Christian Academy last Friday night at Cougar Stadium.

"This was a must win for us," said CCA head coach Roland Jones. "We've improved a little each week, but we're still not where we need to be. We came out and played with some enthusiasm tonight and I was proud of the way the offensive line blocked."

The Cougars' offensive line consists of Andrew Powell, Cody Strops, Derek Manning, Matthew Walden and Dusty Gooden.

CCA's swarming defensive unit kept the Watchmen in check for most of the game. CCA extended its margin to 42-6 in the third quarter before Calvary notched three fourth quarter touchdowns.

Senior Mike McDonald had a stellar performance to lead the Cougars' attack. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound tailback notched six touchdowns on just 13 carries and finished with 350 yards. McDonald scored on runs of 4, 19, 9, 21, 55 and 57 yards to shock Calvary Christian.

Quarterback Klein Jones hit on 4-of-5 passes for 30 yards and rushed for the Cougars' first touchdown of the game from 6 yards out. Wide out Allen Sasser had one reception for 27 yards, Bryan Brasington caught two passes for 47 yards and Caleub Mount added a two-point pass reception.

Linebacker Sloan Carter led the defense with 13 tackles and fumble recovery. McDonald had seven solo stops and forced one fumble. Andrew Armour added a fumble recovery and six tackles.

Following a Calvary Christian punt, the Cougars scored on their first possession as Jones scored on a quarterback keeper.

Freshman kicker Michael Jackson booted the PAT, giving CCA a 7-0 lead with 6:14 remaining in the first quarter.

The Watchmen countered with a touchdown of their own, 7-6, but McDonald scored his first touchdown of the game on the Cougars' ensuing possession.

In the second quarter, McDonald's 19-yard run capped off a scoring drive of 54 yards with Jones hitting Mount for the CCA two-point conversion.

CCA led 21-6 at the half.

The Cougars put the game out of reach in the third quarter as McDonald scored three straight touchdowns. CCA led 42-6 with 4:55 left in the third.

The Watchmen scored three late touchdowns in the final period.

The Cougars travel Friday night to play Dixie Academy in Louisville. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.