Fellowship Christian Bounces Back With 43-20 Win Over B.E.S.T. Academy, Nick Persiano 3 Rushing TD's
On Friday, the Fellowship Christian Paladins hosted the B.E.S.T. Academy Eagles in a battle of 1-1 teams. The Paladins looked to bounce back from their loss to Trinity Christian last week, while the Eagles looked to make it two straight wins as they were coming off a win over North Clayton. Early in the contest, the Paladins would have some offensive struggles on the opening drive of the game that would eventually lead to a fumble and recovery by the Eagles. B.E.S.T. would capitalize immediately as quarterback Ryan Dye Jr. would connect with Amir Robinson for a 60 yard touchdown pass on the first play of the ensuing possession and the Eagles would take the early 8-0 lead.
It would not take long for Fellowship to correct themselves offensively as they would tie the game at 8-8 later in the first quarter after quarterback Caleb McMickle would make his first of two touchdown tosses of the night as he connected with Wilson Long. McMickle’s second touchdown toss would come early in the second quarter as the Paladins would go up 15-8. On the defensive side of the ball, the Paladins quickly fixed their miscue that led to the Eagles early score as they would hold them to the eight points throughout the remainder of the first half and most of the third quarter, by which they would be up 43-8 before B.E.S.T. would score. Fellowship Christian would go on to win by a final of 43-20. Paladins running back, Nick Persiano would finish with three touchdowns on the ground.
Following the game, Fellowship Christian head coach, Tim McFarlin said the response of his team to last week’s loss in Friday’s win, “was good”. “It’s all relative. Last week, we played an exceptional football team, they [B.E.S.T.] were a good team tonight, but we played better,” McFarlin continued. McFarlin would add that he and his team knows that they are in the midst of a “process”. “We’ll take what we saw tonight, look at a little bit of film and see how much we grew so we look forward to it, but I was pleased with the effort,” McFarlin concluded.