FRIDAY NIGHT RECAP: Late INT stalls PCA in openerPublished 6:00pm Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Prattville Christian coach Sam Peak could not find much of anything to criticize his players after a heart-breaking loss at Billingsley Friday night.
The Panthers (0-1) trailed 20-14 in the final minutes of the fourth quarter and began to march down the field on the homestanding Bears.
After crossing midfield, PCA looked to have the game-winning score at their grasp.
But it was not to be.
The Panthers were intercepted on the Billingsley 22 to hold on for the victory.
“Our kids did what we asked them to and played their hearts out,” Peak said. “I’m very proud of our effort.”
Prattville Christian jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the opening quarter on a TD strike to Damon Hebb from Hunter Mozingo.
The Bears (1-0) answered with a score of their own to trim the lead and then scored again in the second quarter to take a 14-7 advantage to the locker room at the break.
Prattville Christian tied the game in the third quarter on a 2-yard run by Steven Barnard.
Billinglsey answered right back for what ended up being the game-winner late in the third quarter.
“They played hard and played four full quarters and did everything we asked of them,” Peak added.
Adding salt to PCA’s wounds Friday night, Peak said he had two cornerbacks go down to injury.
“We’ve got to find out their status to see where we go from here,” Peak said. “If they are out, we’re going to need some people to step up and step in.”
The Panthers hit the road again next week when they open region play at Montgomery Academy.