The Bethlehem Christian Academy football team will look to stay in the playoff race this week when it travels to Dawson Street in LaGrange for a GISA Region 1-A battle.
Coach Lance Fendley’s team is coming off a disappointing home region loss last week to Curtist Baptist, but knows it’s time to move on at this point.
“We watched the film as a team Monday morning and decided it was time to get past it,” Fendley said. “Dawson Street is our focus now. Our season is not over. If we win out, we will be 4-2 in region and that puts us in great position. We still have a lot to battle and play for.”
Standout running back Mitchell Kamm seemed to be back at full strength Monday. The Knights held a Monday morning practice with school being out. Kamm, who has already passed the 1,000-yard mark rushing this fall, had his leg stepped on during Friday’s game against Curtis Baptist.
“Injuries like that really hurt when they first happen,” Fendley said. “After the feeling returns, everything is usually fine. He was going full speed and running like his old self again in practice Monday.”
While last week’s game was disappointing, Fendley said it is vital for his players to realize how much they still have to play for.
“We can go out and say, ‘woe is me,’ but that’s not going to win us any football games,” the coach said.
Dawson Street typically has plenty of team speed which BCA will try to offset this week.
“They are not going to beat you with Xs and Os,” Fendley said. “They try to get their playmakers in space and get the football down the field that way.”
Dakota Parten passed for 125 yards last Friday for the Knights while Ben Morgan had two catches for 86 yards and a score.
“Dawson Street always puts points on the board,” Fendley said. “Plus, we will be on the road and that’s always a challenge in our region.”