2nd quarter hurts Ben’s Ford in loss

Published 12:04 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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Ben’s Ford Christian School was defeated by Manchester Academy, 52-30, in the first game of the season on the road on Friday.

“Defensively, we didn’t get any stops. Offensively, we killed ourselves on a couple of drives. Overall, I see what we need to work on and now our focus goes to Prentiss and trying to start off 1-0 in district,” Ben’s Ford Christian School coach Destin Pittman said.

Ben’s Ford trailed 8-6 after the first quarter, but was outscored 30-8 in the second quarter.

Manchester was state runner up in 2018 and 2021 and they won the title in 2019 and 2020.

Ein Knight was the team’s leading rusher with 83 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns. He also threw for 93 yards and two more scores.

Jonah Holston caught four passes for 37 yards.

Connor Slocum had a catch for 32 yards and Nate Descant made two catches for 24 yards.

Defensively, Adams made 3.5 stops.

Patrick Easterling and Brantley Dyess both recovered a fumble. Easterling made 1.5 stops.

Knight and Descant both recorded three tackles.

Holston and Adams had the forced fumbles. Holston made 2.5 tackles.

Ben’s Ford will play again on Friday against Prentiss Christian School at home in District 2A2 play.