High School Football Tonight Final:High Point Christian Academy 40, Metrolina Christian 21

Final:High Point Christian Academy 40, Metrolina Christian 21
End of 1st Q:HPCA 7, MET 0
Halftime:HPCA 26, MET 0
End of 3rd Q:HPCA 26, MET 7
**********Luke Homol, HPCA QB, with 2 TD runs, and 4 TD passes for the HPCA Cougars.**********
Full report on tonight’s game coming up from Joe Sirera, at the News and Record/www.greensboro.com
(HSXtra section)

You can also get a game report on HPCA vs. MET from Michael Lindsay, at the HP Enterprise site…And on Twitter it’s @HPEmichael…..Plus Joe Sirera is on Twitter, at @JoeSireraNR…..


  1. HPCA Cougar Football

    The Cougars put up over 500 yards of offense in tonight’s 40-21 victory over Metrolina Christian. It was a good team win to start off the season.

  2. Michael Lindsay’s report from the High Point Enterprise:

    HIGH POINT – High Point Christian scored the first 26 points of the game and totaled over 500 yards of offense in beating Metrolina Christian 40-21 in NCISAA football Thursday night at the High Point Athletic Complex.

    The Cougars (1-0) – who lost the teams’ three previous matchups over the last two years, including the last two seasons in the playoffs – capitalized on two turnovers during a 19-point second quarter and hung on as the Warriors tried to rally in the second half.

    Luke Homol scored six touchdowns – two on the ground, four through the air – while totaling 108 yards rushing and 297 yards passing. Jalen Smith made four catches for 134 yards and three touchdowns, while Jordan Wilson ran 17 times for 131 yards as HPCA outgained Metrolina 542-311 in total yards.

    The Cougars led 7-0 at the end of the first after Homol capped their opening drive with a 72-yard run up the left sideline. They then scored on a 45-yard run by Homol up the left and, following a fumble and an interception by the Warriors, scored on passes of 58 and 12 yards – both from Homol to Smith – to lead 26-0.

    In the second half, Metrolina (0-1) scored on its opening drive of the third and, following an interception in the end zone by HPCA, scored on its first play of the fourth to pull within 26-14. But the Cougars, securing two onside kicks, scored on their next two drives – both on long passes – to outduel the Warriors late.

    The Enterprise will have more on Thursday’s game – which was moved from Friday due to the forecast of rain – in Saturday’s edition.

  3. Part of Joe Sirera’s Quick Take from the News and Record, on Twitter:

    Three things we learned
    1. Luke Homol(HPCA) can hurt opponents with his legs or his arm. The 6-foot-1. 155-pound senior flashed his speed on 72- and 51-yard TD runs and made only one mistake – a third-quarter interception at the Metrolina goal-line that briefly gave the Warriors life – in a highlight reel performance. A team captain, Homol also provided vocal leadership from the moment the Cougars hit the field in pregame. “Luke did a great job managing the game … on a night when the ball was wet, which is very impressive,” Bell said.

    2. Southern Guilford transfers will have a big impact for High Point Christian. Juniors Jalen Smith, Jordan Wilson and Myles Crisp accounted for 359 yards and four touchdowns in their Cougars debut.

    3. Metrolina Christian no longer has the Cougars’ number. This High Point Christian coaching staff had never beaten the Warriors. The program from Union County not only defeated the Cougars to close the 2019 regular season, it knocked them out of the NCISAA Division II playoffs.

    What they said
    “I was really pleased with our defensive effort in the first half. We do have some youngsters in the secondary, a freshman and a sophomore at corner. Those guys are getting a lot better. … Chase and Colby Cox playing inside linebacker for us bring it when they tackle. … All in all a great effort on our side.”Scott Bell, High Point Christian coach

    “That’s Myles. He’s just an athlete who’s going to do anything to get into the end zone. He made me look good because it wasn’t the best ball. I told him when I threw that pick down near the end zone, ‘Get my back, because I just messed up.’ He caught that ball, looked at me and said, ‘I got your back, brother.’ ” — Luke Homol, High Point Christian quarterback, on Myles Crisp’s 39-yard TD catch and run in the fourth quarter

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