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EA crushes Knights, 55-18

Escambia Academy's Gordon Brooks pulls away from Lancaster Christian Academy defenders to score a 64-yard touchdown reception early in the first quarter. The Cougars won 55-18, and Brooks scored two touchdowns.

Escambia Academy’s Gordon Brooks pulls away from Lancaster Christian Academy defenders to score a 64-yard touchdown reception early in the first quarter. The Cougars won 55-18, and Brooks scored two touchdowns.

Escambia Academy defeated visiting Lancaster Christian Academy, 55-18, Friday night, in a game that did not finish until 10:37 p.m.

The start of the game was delayed until 7:30 p.m., in order to give the visitors enough time to arrive from Smyrna, Tenn. Then, there was a delay in play when the referees postponed the game at 8:30 p.m. when lightning was spotted in the area.

EA (2-0) led 35-0 and there was 6:53 left in the second quarter at the start of the delay. The game did not resume until 9:11 p.m.

“I thought our team did a good job of playing through some of the distractions tonight,” EA coach Hugh Fountain said. “I thought our defense especially played well.”

The Cougars led 41-0 at halftime, and did not allow LCA (0-3) a first down until the third quarter.

Kris Brooks finished with two rushing touchdowns and also had a touchdown catch. Gordon Brooks scored a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown.

Maleek Salter had a touchdown reception and D.D. Brooks scored a rushing touchdown. Quarterback Brett Gorum finished with three touchdown passes.

EA’s next game is Friday night against visiting Fort Dale Academy, in a Class AAA, Region 2, game.

For more on this story, see the Wednesday, Sept. 10, edition of The Atmore Advance.