On Thursday, August 30, the Pride traveled to Green Hope for the teams first away game of the season. The Pride walked away with a well deserved win over the Falcons.
After losing to the Falcons in playoffs last year, the Pride went in with a winning mentality. Captains Dylan Reeves, Jeremiah Stubbs, Vincent Amendola, and BJ Adamcheck won the toss but decided to defer.
The game began with a slow start with both teams going on scoreless drives.
The Pride regained possession and charged up the field. David Sohn, junior, put the Pride on the board with a diving touchdown. Noah Brunette, kicker for the Pride, made the extra point and the Pride led 7-0.
An incredible effort by the defensive line kept the Falcons scoreless once again. The next Pride possession ended in a successful 45 yard field goal attempt by Burnette, the score now 10-0 as the first quarter ended.
To start the second, the Falcons gained points on the board with a field goal, but it wasn’t enough to combat the Pride who came out ready in the second quarter.
The Pride lit up the second quarter with two touchdowns — the first by Trey Knox, junior, and the second by Burnette. Both received perfect passes from Vincent Amendola, senior and quarterback for the Pride, as they carried the ball into the end zone to complete the play.
The Pride led 25-3 at the end of the first half.
The Pride received to start the first half — they charged up the field with successful runs by Sohn and Adamchik. Another long pass to Burnette resulted in a touchdown, the Pride advance to 31-3.
However, the Falcons completed two incredible passes in their next two possessions and the score is 31-16.
Just as the Falcons started to gain some confidence, the Pride attack again. Another strong charge up the field by the Pride ended with Adamchik breaking right through the middle of Green Hopes defense as he carried the ball easily into the end zone, the score 38-16.
On the next possession, Leesville defense left a Green Hope player wide open down the field. The Falcons scored a touchdown and two point conversion. Score 38-24 and the 3rd quarter ends.
The scoring continued into the fourth quarter, and the Pride added two more touchdowns to the scoreboard, another by David Sohn and the first for Trey Coleman. Two more field goals one — from Burnette and the other from Ryan Jensen — raised the score to 55-24, and that’s the game.
Thursday night’s game was an impressive performance by the Pride. The team hopes to carry their confidence into this Friday’s away game vs Wake Forest, last year’s state champions. Come out and show your support, — this year’s team won’t disappoint.