November 14, 2011By Patricia Wesolick of The Woodlands Christian Academy
The Woodlands Christian Academy Warriors made a strong opening statement in the 2011 playoffs with a 57-12 pasting of the St. Dominic Savio (Austin) Eagles. The outcome was never in doubt after junior Cray Noah took the opening kickoff 85 yards untouched for a TD. James
Bento added the point after and the rout was on. Three plays later Todd Eaglin intercepted an Eagles pass, then hit Justin Jeggle for a 39 yard TD, and then lobbed the two point conversion to Dirk Sanford for a 15-0 lead. The Warriors defense came up strong all during the
first half, allowing a total of 72 yards.
The offensive Warriors were just getting warmed up, as Todd Eaglin then hit James Bento for the next THREE TOUCHDOWNS to push the lead to 37-0. The final halftime margin of 50-0 came courtesy of a short touchdown run by Jeffrey Chen and a 35-yarder by Todd Eaglin. The
second half was much less exciting than the first as the Warriors attempted only one pass, grinding it out on the ground and burning out the clock. The visitors hit on two passes late to score their 12
points, and Dirk Sanford added the final TD for the Warriors.
Next up for Woodlands Christian is the regional final on Friday, November 18th vs the Muenster Sacred Heart Tigers (10-1). The game will be at 6pm in Tyler, TX at the Grace Community Athletic Complex. A victory here would mark the deepest run into the playoffs for the Warriors since their move to 11-man football in 2008.