Christian Academy works overtime to earn wild win

On a big Friday night for public school football on the Grand Strand, the best game of the night was being played by a pair of private schools before a small but enthusiastic crowd at Ashley Booth Field.

Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach battled into overtime to defeat visiting Florence Christian Academy 57-56, claiming the victory on a game-deciding, point-after kick. Tied at 50-all entering overtime, Florence Christian scored a touchdown but had the PAT blocked before the Saints answered with a tying touchdown and a successful game-winning PAT.

Jaylen Johnson caught two touchdown passes, threw for another and also returned a kickoff for a TD while piling up 370 all-purpose yards for Christian Academy.

The Saints improved to 2-2 on the season, while recent two-time SCISA state champion Florence Christian fell to 1-4.

Christian Academy returns to action next week at Williamsburg Academy looking to earn a winning record.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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