CHATTANOOGA – For the fifth consecutive season the Christ Presbyterian Academy football team will play for a Division II-AA state championship.
The Lions stifled the Chattanooga Christian School offense and claimed a 28-13 win in the state semifinals Friday at CCS, which managed its lowest scoring output since a 28-7 loss to McCallie in the season opener back in August.
Asher Keck rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown, while Crews Law scored twice on the ground, including a 6-yard score with 3:05 to play in the third to extend CPA’s lead to 28-7. Law’s third-quarter score was set up by Leroy Harris’ fumble recovery.
London Humphreys added a 13-yard rushing TD for the Lions, who scored three unanswered touchdowns.
CPA collected 215 yards rushing.
Javoris Havis paced CCS with 121 yards rushing and a first-quarter touchdown.
The Lions will take a week off before returning to Chattanooga for the state championship. CPA will face DII-AA Middle Region rival Lipscomb Academy for a third consecutive season in the final.
The Mustangs, which shutout CPA in last year’s final 27-0, defeated Knoxville Webb 44-7 in the other semifinal Friday night.
Lipscomb Academy won the regular season matchup against the Lions 43-21 on Oct. 21. The two teams will tangle on Dec. 1 for the state title.
Christ Presbyterian Academy 28, Chattanooga Christian School 13, Division II-AA Semifinal
CPA 14 7 7 0 – 28
CCS 7 0 0 6 – 13
1Q 8:25 CPA – Asher Keck 2 run (Hunter Walker kick);
1Q 5:09 CCS – Javoris Havis 5 run (Lane Travis kick);
1Q 1:16 CPA – Crews Law 9 run (Walker kick);
2Q 1:10 CPA – London Humphreys 13 run (Walker kick);
3Q 3:05 CPA – Law 6 run (Walker kick);
4Q 6:45 CCS – AJ Wallace 10 pass from Jordan Gile (Kick failed).