NASHVILLE – For the third consecutive year the Christ Presbyterian Academy football team will be heading to Cookeville for the Division II-AA state championship game.
The Lions exploded for 39 points in the second half to blow open a tight game and race to a 58-22 win over Goodpasture Friday at CPA. They will face Middle Region rival Lipscomb Academy for the state title on Dec. 3 at Tennessee Tech. The Mustangs claimed a 56-13 road win over defending champion Evangelical Christian School Friday.
Cade Law rushed for more than 100 yards and ran for two touchdowns while throwing for another to lead the Lions against Goodpasture. Mr. Football finalist Langston Patterson also gained more than 100 yards on the ground with a TD as well.
CPA led 17-14 at the half before Law scored on a 1-yard run early in the third, followed by Patterson’s 21-yard touchdown run and a Law 54-yard strike to Bo Burklow. After a Cougars score, Law ran in a 50-yard TD to give the home team a 37-22 lead with 3:51 to play in the third.
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Tyler Reid, Will Hays and Easton Dillard added touchdowns in the fourth as CPA cruised. The Lions scored six touchdowns in the second half.
CPA fell to Lipscomb Academy 20-14 on Oct. 23 on the road – the Lions lone, non-COVID-19 related loss.
The Mustangs opened the season with losses against Brentwood Academy and Pope John Paul II, but have won 11 in a row. They advanced to the semifinals after Lausanne was forced to forfeit due to COVID-19. CPA also advanced with a forfeit over Chattanooga Christian last week.