CAMB falls in historic first game but finds bright spots

Friday night was already a history-making night for the Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach football team, which played the school’s first game ever at Ashley Booth Field.

But the Saints almost made the evening even more special before losing a hard-fought 28-13 game against James Island Christian. Despite the loss in their SCISA Class A eight-man football debut, the Saints came away with plenty of reasons for optimism about the program’s future.

CAMB freshman Drake Stone led the Saints’ rushing attack with 127 yards on 10 carries, and junior Colton Holt added for 73 yards on 13 carries in the option attack. Sophomore quarterback Locke Wallen threw to Austin Guyton for both scores as the Saints got rolling after trailing 14-0 at halftime.

Wallen completed a 25-yard TD pass to Guyton for the Saints’ first score in school history early in third quarter, set up by Stone’s 40-yard romp. In the fourth period, Wallen completed a 16-yard TD pass to Guyton after Holton set up the TD with a 13 yard jaunt up the middle.

The Saints were led defensively by Spencer Underwood and Phillip Tseplaev with 12 tackles each. Garrett Richards had six tackles, two for losses, and a fumble recovery. Guyton recorded five from his safety spot, and Cole Gore had three punts for a 38-yard average.

The Saints get two weeks to prepare for their next game on Sept. 6 at Pee Dee Academy.

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