September 18, 2010 10:06:00 PM
MILLBROOK, Ala. -- The Victory Christian football team extended unbeaten streak to 26 games Friday night thanks to four touchdowns from Ben Williams and three from Landon Ellis in a 44-7 victory against Victory Baptist (Ala.).
Williams rushed for 61 yards, scoring on runs of 12, 7, 14, and 4 yards.
Ellis collected 144 yards with touchdown runs of 40 and 12 yards and a second half-opening 78-yard kickoff return.
Victory Christian, the two-time defending Christian Football Association champions, took a 7-0 lead three minutes into the game when Ellis scored from 40 yards and Will Pitts added the extra point.
Ellis added a 12-yard scoring run in the second quarter to give the Eagles a 14-7 halftime lead.
In the second half, Ellis opened the stanza with a 78-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Williams scored on a 7-yard run in the third quarter. He added scoring runs of 14 and 4 yards in the fourth quarter. Kaleb Holliness rushed for a 4-yard touchdown to complete the Eagles'' scoring.
On defense, Nick Harrison paced Victory Christian with five tackles, including two sacks and a blocked punt. Jay Pace also had five tackles. Holiness contributed four tackles and a 45-yard interception return. Joey Shirah made three tackles and a blocked punt.
Victory Christian (4-0) has next week off before it will play host to Heritage on Oct. 1.
n West Lowndes 44, Wheeler 0: At Wheeler, Tyquan Lucious threw for two touchdowns and the Panthers'' defense returned two interceptions and a fumble for scores.
Antonio Wilson started the scoring with a 48-yard run. Lucious connected on touchdown passes to Brandon Clark (29 yards) and DeAndra Lewis (52).
Lucious (48 yards) and Marvin Monroe (34) returned interceptions for scorers. Deion Ameis scooped up a fumble and returned it 65 yards to complete the scoring.
West Lowndes (3-2) has a bye week before it will play host to Hamilton on Oct. 1.
n Winona Christian 28, Immanuel Christian 0: At Winona, four turnovers -- three on Winona''s side of the field -- spelled doom for the Rams, who fell to 1-4.
Winona Christian used its ball-control offense to stifle Immanuel Christian, which was paced on defense by Zack Kimbrell''s eight tackles and a fumble recovery. Josh Dantzler had six tackles, Wesley Lake added four tackles and two interceptions, while James Riley and Michael Tate each had five tackles.
Immanuel Christian was penalized only three times for 15 yards.
North River of Tuscaloosa, an eight-man team, will bring an 11-man squad to Immanuel Christian on Friday.
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