First Presbyterian Christian Academy knew the game in Damascus would be an uphill battle. The FPCA boys put up a better fight than last year but still came out with a 38-12 loss.
Penalties became a factor for the Highlanders, even giving the Warriors a short field en-route to the first touchdown in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Warriors scored a quick touchdown, but missed the point after.
What cost the Highlanders at this point was a series of turnovers.
The Warriors capitalized on each one to run up a 31-6 lead by halftime.
The FPCA boys then fumbled the kickoff to start the third quarter and the Warriors turned that into another touchdown.
FPCA took the ensuing kickoff and returned it all the way for a Highlander touchdown.
The Warriors’ size and speed were to their advantage. The FPCA boys managed to hold off another touchdown, but apparent fatigue kept them from pushing through another score.
Highlanders Dylan Stewart and Joshua Armour took reps under center.
FPCA is 1-5 overall and, after playing four straight games on the road, they return to Long Bell Stadium this Friday.
The FPCA boys will take on Bethlehem Christian Academy. It is the first time the two football teams go head to head.