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Curtis Baptist wins first region title behind QB Christian Reid


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PLAY OF THE GAME: On the eighth play of its opening drive, Curtis Baptist junior Christian Reid scored on a four-yard quarterback keeper. Reid’s touchdown, with 4:37 remaining in the first quarter, helped propel the Crusaders to its first region title in school history.

STAR OF THE GAME: Reid. The Crusaders quarterback rushed for 91 yards and two TD’s, while also throwing for 76 yards and a score. Thanks in large part to the play of Reid, Curtis Baptist has won seven-consecutive games, with their last defeat coming on Sept. 6.

WHY CURTIS BAPTIST WON: Despite the sloppy conditions, Curtis Baptist rushed for 313 total yards and a pair of scores. In all, the Crusaders had four backs – Trey Reid, Christian Reid, Duvelle McClendon and Shawn Brown – rush for at least 50 yards.

WHY THOMAS JEFFERSON LOST: It struggled to move the ball in the opening half, gaining only 36 total yards during the first 24 minutes of regulation.

QUOTABLE: “I couldn’t be more proud of our kids,” Curtis Baptist head coach Nathan Duffie said. “During my first year as an assistant, Thomas Jefferson beat us 83-7; the past two years, they’ve outscored us 101-0. So to be able to finally beat them, especially with the region title at stake, means so much to our program.”

NEXT: Nov. 8 • Curtis Baptist (8-2) at Dawson Street Christian. Thomas Jefferson (6-5) at Bethlehem Christian.

Curtis Baptist 30, Thomas Jefferson 21

Thomas Jefferson 0 0 14 7 - 21

Curtis Baptist 7 7 13 3 - 30

First Quarter

CB - Christian Reid 4 run (Josh Boham kick) 4:37.

Second Quarter

CB – Shawn Brown 40 pass from Reid (Boham kick), 4:14.

Third Quarter

CB – Reid 8 run (Boham kick), 10:08.

TJ - Justin Haycraft 59 run (kick failed), 9:19.

CB - Ian McDaniel 74 kickoff return (kick failed), 9:11.

TJ - Zeke Sammons 54 run (Austin Richards conversion good), 8:33.

Fourth Quarter

TJ – Zack Davis 3 run (Sammons kick), 4:57.

CB - Boham 24 field goal, 0:31.

First Downs1614
Passing Yards3776


RUSHING–Visitor: Zeke Sammons 16-102, Zack Davis 11-62, Justin Haycraft 9-94. Home: Trey Reid 7-59, Christian Reid 13-91, Duvelle McClendon 11-109, Shawn Brown 4-71.

PASSING–Visitor: Austin Richards 2-8, 37 yards. Home: Christian Reid 3-6, 76 yards.

RECEIVING–Visitor: Zeke Sammons 1-26. Home: Shawn Brown 1-40, Trey Reid 1-36.

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