East County Sports

Easley-led Patriots win on Bay Area trip

Christian High following the win over The King's Academy in Sunnyvale on Friday night.




EastCountySports.com staff report


SUNNYVALE – The Christian Patriots never trailed but were never comfortable in defeating the host King’s Academy, 29-27, to improve to 2-0 on Friday night here.

Senior quarterback OWEN EASLEY rushed for three touchdowns, including the decisive score on a 12-yarder in the fourth quarter, which gave CHS a 29-20 lead.

Easley scored a touchdown in the first quarter to make it 6-0 Pats after one quarter.

Junior KARSON NORTON booted a 35-yard field goal for a 9-0 edge.

After TKA scored a touchdown, Christian junior JUSTIN ROEHL found the end zone on a pass from Easley from 19 yards out for a 16-6 lead.

However, the Knights would close to within 16-13 heading into the locker room following a touchdown pass.

Easley had the only touchdown of the third quarter with a 7-yard run, putting the Pats up 23-13.

“The whole offense played great,” Easley said. “BRYCE RIEPL stood out all day because he was a go-to target. They ran with me a lot at which they didn’t expect because it hasn’t been a part of our offense before. The O-line had trouble at first but picked it up big time after the first quarter.

“The backs did solid all game with blocking and running – Gonzo (ALEX GONZALEZ) and JAVIER JIMENEZ.”

The King’s Academy struck for a 43-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter to once again make it a three-point game.

The Patriots host the Santana Sultans in an East County matchup of early undefeated teams on Friday at Granite Hills High at 7.



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