If you like lots of points on the scoreboard, then Friday's game between Bethlehem Christian Academy and David Emanuel Academy was the place to be.
In the end, the Knights (2-3, 0-1) fell to the Eagles 68-52 at Legion Field in Monroe. For BCA, it was a complete reversal from the previous week when they posted a 12-6 defensive oriented victory.
Ben Morgan and Kamm Mitchell helped lead the BCA attack Friday. Morgan scored on a 76-yard, a 28-yard and a 17-yard touchdown receptions from Dakota Parten. Morgan also returned a kickoff 70 yards for a score in the fourth quarter.
Kamm scored on runs of 54 and 60 yards, caught a 25-yard pass for a touchdown from Parten and also throw a 1-yard touchdown to Jesse Ferguson.
"I can't say I've even been involved in anything quite like this," BCA coach Lance Fendley said after the contest. "I've seen games where one team would score a ton, but not both teams. We just have to go back to work. The season is not lost. The region can still be won. We haves to start playing sounder on both sides of the football. Despite the number of points we scored tonight, we should have had more. Defensively, we have to play assignment football and have to learn to finish teams off."
Trailing by a score after Morgan returned a kickoff for a touchdown with 3:17 left, the Knights recovered an onside kick and began possession at the David Emanuel 35-yard line following an unsportsmanlike penalty on Eagle head coach Ty Mingle who protested the recovery by BCA.
The Knights moved deeper into DEA territory before the Eagles intercepted a pass and then returned it 108 yards for a touchdown. That score finally gave DEA enough of a cushion to hold on.
BCA trailed 54-32 with just over 10 minutes to play in the game but there would still be plenty of scoring by both teams before the final buzzer.
The Knights will look to regroup against John Hancock on the road next Friday.
See Wednesday's print edition of the Barrow Journal for complete high school football coverage.