Conquerors notch seventh shutout of season


Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy

At this rate, the Coosa Christian defense might as well post a “No Entry” sign at the line of scrimmage.
The Conquerors (5-5) posted their third straight shutout and seventh of the season with a 49-0 dismantling of Victory Christian on Nov. 3 in Pell City.
Since a season-opening loss to Class 3A No. 8 Geraldine, Coosa has defeated the opposition by an average score of 49.7 to 1.4.
Against VCA, the Conquerors allowed minus-8 yards, including minus-19 on the ground. The defensive unit caused six turnovers, including four forced fumbles. Coosa also blocked two punts, one by Kanon Wilson that Kyle Johnson returned for a touchdown.
Zayden Franklin had eight tackles, followed by Eli Motes and Cade Mickler with seven each. Franklin and Clete O’Bryant each had a sack, while Dylan Edwards had an interception.
O’Bryant rushed for 51 yards on four carries, while Wilson ran four times for 32 yards and a touchdown. O’Bryant also threw a touchdown pass.
John David Justus (pictured above) was 7 for 8 in passing for 122 yards four touchdowns. Eli Motes had four receptions for 56 yards and three TDs. Dylan Edwards and Grayson Malone each had two catches, the former for 52 yards and a touchdown and the latter for 17 yards.
Jadan Burns was 3-for-3 on extra points.
The Conquerors travel to Spring Garden on Friday, Nov. 10 for the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs.

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