LOGANVILLE — Loganville Christian Academy needed a confidence booster after its season-opening high school football loss last week and Dominion Christian, while not happy about it, served up a huge dish of it.
The Lions posted a 33-0 win Friday in a home opener region contest.
“We definitely needed this one, after the tough loss last week,” LCA head coach Andre King said.
“Every kid on the team got to play and that’s great for the future of the program.”
LCA took the opening kickoff and launched a three-minute drive with TJ Rose Jr. drawing first blood to cap a 65-yard drive. The point-after by Kevin Allen was good and the Lions took a 7-0 lead that was never challenged.
On the next Lions possession, Patrick Cory connected with KJ Chambers from 22 yards out and on a missed point-after attempt took a 13-0 lead with 5 minuts, 52 seconds to go in the first quarter.
Cory finished the night with 47 yards in the air.
Barely a minute later, Rose ripped off a 60-yard touchdown run and with a good point-after, the Lions went up 20-0.
LCA scored one more in the opening period, this time on a 7-yard run by Trevor Callaway and with a good point-after, went up 27-0 at 1:50 in the first.
LCA would get its final score midway through the third quarter when Spencer Dispain ran one in from the 5. Another missed point-after and the score settled at 33-0.
“The older guys set the tone and got the score on our side; that gave us a great chance to play more,” King said.
Dispain was the workhorse of the second half, carrying 12 times for 55 yards. Dylan Alvarez got most of his yards in the first half on eight carries for 82 yards.
“He’s really hard to find and he’s a very shifty runner,” King said of Dispain.
LCA (1-1 overall, 1-0 region) goes on the road next week against Augusta Prep with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.