Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy
Coosa Christian notched one of its biggest wins in recent memory with a 35-20 come-from- behind victory over 10th ranked Decatur Heritage Christiaan Academy in Class 1A, Region 7 action on September 8 in Decatur.
The win marked the first time since the 2017 season the Conquerors (2-2, 2-0) started out 2-0 in region play.
With the score tied 21-21 at halftime, the Coosa defense shut out the Eagles over the final 24 minutes while the offense scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Jy Mostella (pictured above) had a big game for Coosa. The senior halfback rushed for 233 yards and three touchdowns, including the two scores late in the game. John David Justus added 49 yards on five carries.
Grayson Malone was 3 for 6 in passing for 36 yards and a touchdown. Jacoby Tucker caught two passes for 16 yards and a score.
Mostella’s 60-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter gave Coosa the early lead, but DHCA quarterback passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to put the Conquerors’ in a 21-17 hole.
Coosa soon climbed out of said hole, starting with Mostella’s 97-yard kickoff return for a
touchdown at 2:21 of the second period. Malone’s six-yard TD pass to Tucker with 14 seconds left in the first half sent the teams into intermission tied at 21-21.
Following a scoreless third quarter, Mostella reeled off a 35-yard TD run with less than two minutes gone in the second half. That score held up as the winning points, but Mostella added some insurance with a 21-yard touchdown run with 5:43 remaining in the game.
The Conquerors host sixth-ranked and region rival Valley Head this Friday (Sept. 16).