Tim Irvin scored three touchdowns as Westminster Christian improved its record to 7-1 with a decisive victory over visiting Village Academy. Irvin had two touchdowns rushing and also returned a third-quarter punt for a touchdown.
“I’m just glad that I was able to contribute to my team’s success [Saturday],” Irvin said. “It’s a team game, and my coaches put me in a position to succeed for my team.”
Senior Jordan Cronkrite rushed for 179 yards on 17 carries and scored twice for the Warriors. Junior Daren Jones added 92 yards on 13 carries. The Warriors rushed for 317 yards as a team.
“It was a total team effort this afternoon, and the kids responded well to what we taught them all week,” Westminster Christian coach Sedrick Irvin said. “We saw on film that we could probably run the ball against these guys, and when you have a back like [Cronkrite], who is one of the best in the nation, you can’t be afraid to pound it.”
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The Warriors only attempted seven passes.
Village Academy (4-4) briefly led 8-0 in the game’s opening moments as Irvin dropped a pass from quarterback Christian Matos that was ruled a lateral, and the Tigers recovered on the Warriors’ 14-yard line. On the Tigers’ first play from scrimmage, Davante Frazier rumbled up the middle for the score. Andre Adderly ran the ball in for the two-point conversion.
“We shut them down completely,” Irvin said. “After that first play miscue, we dominated both lines of scrimmage. We shut them out plain and simple.”
The Warriors registered seven sacks on Village Academy quarterbacks and the defense was anchored by defensive end Dylan Charlton who had three tackles for loss and two sacks.