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Football: Kelley, Barton lead GCA past Webb

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Football – Webb School at Grace Christian Academy .

Blake Barton rushed for three touchdowns and 180 yards and Grace Christian Academy picked up a 45-14 win at home against The Webb School on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 in Franklin. 

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FRANKLIN – Ashton Kelley and Blake Barton both scored three touchdowns and the Grace Christian Academy football team racked up nearly 500 yards of offense in a 45-12 win at home against The Webb School.

Kelley completed 15-of-25 passes for 167 yards and had touchdown passes to Nick Driskill – a 42-yarder – and Maddux Lambert. The senior QB also ran in 2-yard TD to open the scoring for GCA.

Barton rushed for 180 yards – his fourth game gaining more than 100 yards this season – and scored on runs of 28 and 11 yards in a 28-point second quarter for the home team.

Barton’s two rushing scores in the frame where followed by Driskill’s 42-yard touchdown reception as GCA opened a 28-0 lead with 5:16 to play in the first half. Bart Morton hauled in a 55-yard strike from Weston Coop at the 3:28 mark for Webb, but Kelley closed the half with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Lambert.

A Cruz Hartman field goal and Barton’s third rushing score sandwiched a Morton score on the ground in the third to close the scoring.

The Lions collected 486 yards on the night, including a 267-55 advantage on the ground. Nathan Green added 65 yards on 13 carries for the home team.

Driskill and Lambert nearly had identical nights with each snagging five Kelley passes and a TD. Driskill closed with 76 yards and Lambert had 74.

Kytn Wolf paced the GCA defense with nine tackles, while both James Summers and Crawford Johnson picked up sacks.

Morton led The Feet with his two touchdowns and 16 tackles. 


GCA improved to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the Division II-A East Region. The Lions stay at home next week against region foe Friendship Christian, which upended region leader The King’s Academy on Friday 27-21 at home.

TWS – 0 6 6 0 – 12

GCA – 7 28 10 0 – 45

Scoring Summary

1Q 8:00 G – Ashton Kelley 2 run (Cruz Hartman kick);

2Q 11:35 G – Blake Barton 28 run (Hartman kick);

2Q 7:40 G – Barton 11 run (Hartman kick);

2Q 5:16 G – Nick Driskill 42 pass from Kelley (Hartman kick);

2Q 3:28 W – Bart Morton 55 pass from Weston Coop (Kick failed);

2Q 0:25 G – Maddux Lambert 10 pass from Kelley (Hartman kick);

3Q 7:07 G – Hartman 38 FG;

3Q 2:52 W – Morton 1 run (Run failed);

3Q 1:00 G – Barton 1 run (Hartman kick).

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