By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, firstname.lastname@example.org | Published October 3, 2019
CUMMING—Pinecrest Academy’s football team is still looking for its first victory after a 28-7 loss to The Walker School, Marietta, Sept. 27.
Walker scored three rushing touchdowns in the first half, two by running back Keon Smart and one by the quarterback Charlie Condon.
With 1:41 remaining in the second quarter, Pinecrest quarterback Bryce Balthaser threw a 26-yard touchdown to wide receiver Breckin Barbee. Walker took a 21-7 lead into halftime.
After Pinecrest’s initial set of downs to start the second half, Pinecrest had to punt the ball away. During Walker’s initial series, with two yards to go, they decided to go for it on fourth down on their own 48-yard-line. The Pinecrest defense met the challenge when defensive back Nikitas Missos rushed in to stop Smart short of the first down.
Pinecrest took over and had a sustained drive going. In fact, they were poised to score a touchdown when they fumbled on the goal line. That could have turned the tide for Pinecrest, but they’d never reach the end zone again.
Walker scored its final touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Pinecrest wide receiver Sawyer Huffstetler led the team with four receptions for 71 yards. Running back Tony Novo had five rushes for 22 yards. Balthaser rushed for 61 yards and he completed 12 of his 28 passes for 136 yards.
On Oct. 4 Pinecrest (0-4) travels to Macon to take on Mount de Sales Academy (4-0).