WINCHESTER, KS – Christ Prep broke a three game losing streak to Jefferson County North Friday night with a 28-6 win despite being plagued with penalties and committing a season high three turnovers. Noah Blair threw two touchdowns and Grant Stamatis rushed for 106 yards and one score to lead the Patriots to a 5-1 record on the season; the best start since 2014. Defensive Coordinator Jay Geeding’s defense did not allow a touchdown and blanked the Chargers on their three trips into the Patriot redzone. The defense is so good that early in the third quarter Josiah Gerard picked off a Charger pass in the endzone and on the return fumbled the ball back over to Jeff Co North at the Patriot 1 yardline but they still could not score.
Despite the fumble, Gerard played his best game of the year collecting 8 total points and 35 yards from scrimmage along with a solid game defensively. Robert Gessler also stuffed the JCN ground game and demoralized the Chargers with 3 tackles inside the 5 yardline. Connor Hurley led the defense with 11 total tackles including two behind the line of scrimmage.
Cadin Ferrin also had his most productive game of the year snatching 2 passes for 44 yards including a 30 yard touchdown.
The Patriots ran their record to 5-1 and will retain their top spot in the National Homeschool Football Association rankings, just ahead of rivals Lighthouse and Tulsa NOAH.
- Patriot offense went over 300 yards of total offense for the 4th time this season.
- The win was Coach Hurley’s first over JCN.
- Stamatis went over 100 yards for the second time in his career (Inman 2017).
- Hurley record 10+ tackles for the second time this season.
- Hurley has recorded a tackle for loss in every game this year.
- Ferrin grabbed the first TD of his career.
- Stamatis on the game, “It was a great game and eventhough we didn’t play well or start well, I had confidence that we were going to win. I was never worried.”
- Coach Geeding on the defense, “I have a defense now, let me tell you. These guys played great.”