Ben’s Ford defeated by Newton County Academy

Published 2:22 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ben’s Ford Christian School suffered a 33-15 loss to Newton County Academy in a District 3AA road contest Friday.
“We moved the ball very well. Right before the half, we had the ball on the on the one-and-a-half yard line on a 30-yard completion, but we fumbled and they recovered,” Ben’s Ford coach Dean King said. “On the opening kickoff return of the second half, we marched right down the field and got stopped on the half-yard line on fourth-and-goal. Offensively, we moved the ball and we had our chances. Defensively, we couldn’t stop them. They moved the ball by grounding and pounding.”
One of Ben’s Ford’s touchdowns came on a 30-yard completion from Tyler Winstead to Jordan Provost. King said that Provost broke three tackles on the play.
King complimented Provost on his play.
“Jordan has stepped up big for us in the last four games,” King said.
The second was a 7-yard run by Alston Moore. He then caught a two-point conversion pass from Chase Penton.
King said that Evan Miller and Chase Penton played well.
“I thought they flew around pretty well. I thought those guys played hard and made a lot of tackles for us,” King said.
Tyler Winstead threw for 199 yards and a touchdown.
Provost caught seven passes for 94 yards.
Moore also tallied on a rushing touchdown and finished with 37 yards on the ground. He had five receptions for 45 yards and a two-point conversion. Tucker Keating had four catches for 40 yards, and Justin Moore tallied two receptions for 31 yards.
Chase Penton caught a pass for 7 yards and completed a two-point conversion pass. Defensively, Penton made five tackles, recovered a fumble and blocked an extra point.
Defensively, Bailey Bullen led the way with 13 tackles. Jarrett Williams was next with 12. Evan Miller and Payton Miller had 11 stops each. Evan Miller also forced a fumble.
Ben’s Ford trailed 21-7 at halftime.
The Eagles are 2-6 this season and will be at home Friday for homecoming and Senior Night when they face Sylva Bay Academy. Sylva Bay is 6-2 and is coming off of a 20-16 win over Columbia Academy. It will be the final regular season game for Ben’s Ford.