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Carter no match for CAK

It wasn't a perfect football game, but Christian Academy of Knoxville managed to keep its perfect record, beating Carter at home 33-14 Friday, Sept 11.

The Warriors (4-0) moved the ball well early on and put points on the board with a field goal courtesy of Matthew Warren.

Four minutes later, Carson Pegram’s TD run made it 9-0. It was 12-0 before CHS answered.

Carter's next drive lasted more than five minutes and resulted in a TD, making it 12-7.

Blake Houser’s “concentration” touchdown reception gave CAK a 19-7 halftime lead.

“The ball went straight through the guy's hands, and I just concentrated on it and ran it in for a touchdown. It was a pretty awesome experience,” Houser said. The senior had six receptions for 94 yards.

CAK head coach Rusty Bradley praised his offensive line. “We very seldom have protection issues. I am very, very pleased.”

After a long TD run by Carter (2-2), Marcus Walker’s interception and return for a CAK touchdown came late in the period. “That was beautiful,” Pegram said. “When he caught that we were kind of down.”

CAK quarterback Quinn Epperly, who threw for 279 yards, handed off to Pegram for another touchdown. Pegram ended with 14 carries for 90 yards.

Defensively, “I think both of our defensive ends, Matt Smith and Chris Jaeger, do a great job of getting pressure off the edge,” Bradley said. “Clay Powers and Steven Fortner inside do a nice job of creating penetration and closing gaps.”

Smith, who led the team with 5.5 tackles and one sack, added, “Our defensive line really hustles to the ball. ... Our defensive line is really coached well.”

Next, CAK hosts District 4-AA foe Loudon. Opening kickoff is at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18.


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