Wk 2 RNK 2023 Atlantic Shores Christian @ Roanoke Catholic

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Atlantic Shores Christian takes down Roanoke Catholic 49-6

Vineyard Field, Roanoke, Va– Game time at Vineyard Field was hot, and that’s the way the Seahawks from Atlantic Shores Christian and the Celtics of Roanoke Catholic both started out. The visitors took the opening kickoff and drove 77 yards on 10 plays ending in 2 yard touchdown pass from QB 5 Micah Lance to WR 1 Chris Higgins in the back left corner of the end zone. It didn’t take long for Catholic to answer.

Sophomore RB 32 Damarion Perdue broke off a 67-yard run for the score on Catholic’s first offensive snap. A missed extra point made it 7-6 Atlantic Shores. That’s where the similarities ended. The Seahawks kept scoring and the Celtics cooled off as Atlantic Shores closed out the night with a 49-6 win. Lance, a Sophomore, had a banner night with 6 touchdown tosses in the game. He finished 20/29, 255 yards, 6TDs, and 1 interception.

His favorite target was Higgins. Catholic QB 7 Demarcus Brown, to his defense, had much less time trying to find open receivers. The Seahawks d-line led by DL 55 Nate McDonald, who has committed to play at William & Mary, was big and bad.

The Senior studies opponents to try and gain an advantage, “I try my best and spend time going over the game plan with coach.” The Seahawks finished with 5 sacks in the contest. A couple bright spots for Coach Price’s Celtics were the rushing of RB 32 Perdue, who finished with 183 yards rushing and the score.

The second was a nifty interception by 8th grader DB 11 Mason Williams off a tipped ball. Coach Bob Price knew going in that his youthful team would have their hands full, “We are still learning how to play the game,” as most of the Celtic players are Sophomores or younger.

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