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Westminster's defense stifles Augusta Prep, stay unbeaten with win

Westminster 13, Augusta Prep 7

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PLAY OF THE GAME: Already leading 3-0, Westminster made it a two-possession game when quarterback R.J. Strauss connected with Nygl Eaddy on a 37-yard TD with 2:05 left in the second quarter.

STAR OF THE GAME: Kicker/wide receiver Michael Almond made a pair of field goals (26 and 34 yards) and had five receptions for 70 yards.

WHY WESTMINSTER WON: Utilizing a balanced offensive attack, Westminster tallied 168 passing yards and 127 rushing yards. Junior Joshua Jackson led the Wildcats with 117 yards on the ground, while Eaddy had a game-high 75 receiving yards.

WHY AUGUSTA PREP LOST: The Cavaliers entered Friday’s contest averaging 39 points per game, but were limited by Westminster’s defense. Still, Augusta Prep had opportunities to pull ahead in the second half, but a pair of fourth-quarter fumbles derailed their hopes of staying unbeaten.

QUOTABLE: “I’m ecstatic about this win and so proud of the way our kids played tonight,” Westminster head coach Andrew Bryan said. “This season has been special so far, but we’ve still got a very tough region schedule ahead of us. I also want to give a huge thanks to our fans. Tonight was the loudest I’ve ever heard them and they played a huge role in us getting this win.”

NEXT: Westminster (6-0) at Tattnall Square, 7:30 p.m., Friday; Augusta Prep (4-1) at East Atlanta, 7:30 p.m., Friday.

WESTMINSTER 13, AUGUSTA PREP 7

Augusta Prep 0 0 7 0 – 7

Westminster 0 10 3 0 – 13

Second Quarter

W–Michael Almond 26 field goal, 9:50.

W–Nygl Eaddy 37 pass from R.J. Strauss (Almond kick), 2:05.

Third Quarter

AP–Nolan Brandon 10 run (Kevin Huggins kick), 9:09.

W–Almond 34 FG, 3:30.

 APW
First Downs1315
Rushes-Yards46-22329-127
Passing Yards30168
Comp.-Att.-Int.1-2-013-18-0
Fumbles-Lost3-23-1
Punts-Yards3-1261-39
Penalties-Yards9-757-55

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Augusta Prep: Nolan Brandon 30-133, Kevin Huggins 5-42, Nate Pylant 9-26, Michael Downing 1-23. Westminster: Nygl Eaddy 2-4, Joshua Jackson 23-117, R.J. Strauss 3-9, Tumah Ngoh 1-3.

PASSING–Augusta Prep: Nate Pylant 1-2, 30 yards, Westminster: R.J. Strauss 13-18, 168 yards.

RECEIVING–Augusta Prep: Joseph Shaver 1-30. Westminster: Nygl Eaddy 4-75, Michael Almond 5-70, Josh Jackson 3-16, Connor Hearon 1-7.


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