It was a battle at times, but the Bethlehem Christian Academy football team managed to hold off John Hancock Academy 44-20 Friday in GISA Region 1-A action.
Mitchell Kamm rushed for 221 yards on 16 carries with three scores to help lead the Knight offensive attack. In six games, Kamm has already surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for BCA on just 99 carries.
“Take nothing away from John Hancock,” Knights coach Lance Fendley said. “They were a lot better this year and we weren’t quite as sharp as we needed to be. They have a big fullback who plows over people.”
After quickly putting its first touchdown on the board, BCA may have relaxed, its coach said.
“We thought we had it in the bag,” Fendley said. “John Hancock kept the football the rest of the quarter and into the second. They were eating the clock and chewing up yardage. It was a tough win but the most important part is that we came out with a win.”
Kevin Green had a 65-yard kickoff return for a score. Ben Morgan had a 25-yard touchdown reception from Dakota Parten.
Austin Schwebel blocked a punt to help lead the special teams play. BCA also recovered an onside kick, it’s third in the past two games.
Defensively, the Knights were led by outside linebacker Dylan Cofer.
“Dylan had a good game and has been working very hard,” Fendley said. “He have been working on his technique.”
Schwebekl and Matthew King were also standouts at defensive tackles in stopping the run.
Kamm also had double digit tackles at outside linebacker.
“We won the game and won it handily in the end even though they gave us everything we wanted for two and a half quarters,” Fendley said of John Hancock.