Ragland proves too much for Sumiton Christian
by Jeffery Winborne
Oct 19, 2013 | 722 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sumiton Christian quarterback Tyler Yates looks to a receiver during Friday's game against Ragland. Photo by Jeff Johnsey
Sumiton Christian quarterback Tyler Yates looks to a receiver during Friday's game against Ragland. Photo by Jeff Johnsey
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SUMITON — On a night when Sumiton Christian honored its 2004 state championship baseball team, the Eagles lost their fourth straight game, falling to the Ragland Purple Devils 49-7.

Sumiton Christian turned the ball over six times while gaining only 145 yards of total offense.

Ragland gained 345 yards, led by senior Kijana Lindsay who accounted for 166 yards and four touchdowns passing and one rushing score.

The Devils scored on their first five possessions.

A 25-yard touchdown run by Lindsay started things off. After a three-and-out by the Eagles, Christian Morrow caught a touchdown pass on 4th down. Sumiton Christian punted again after gaining negative yardage, and one play later, Lindsay hit Jacob Brewster for a 54-yard touchdown pass.

Sumiton Christian’s Joshua Yates’ tipped pass was intercepted by Matthew Hicks, leading to another 4th down touchdown pass, again Lindsay to Brewster.

After another Eagle interception, the Devils’ quarterback got credit for his longest pass of the night, a 60-yard touchdown to Jaylen Brewster to make it 35-0.

After starting deep in their own territory, Coby Fuller picked off Yates at the 26-yard line and ran it back for the pick six.

The next offensive play for the Eagles, the snap went high and the Devils’ Jaylen Brewster picked it up and ran it in for another defensive touchdown, making the score 49-0.

Sumiton Christian was finally able to answer, with a 7-yard touchdown run by Caleb Dollar to make it 49-7 to end the half.

Sumiton Christian turned the ball over twice in a scoreless second half, fumbling twice in Devil territory.

The Eagles (2-5, 2-4) wrap up region play next week against Southeastern at home.