ROSWELL, Ga. – Hunter Bryant passed for 317 yards and the Fellowship Christian Paladins amassed 500 yards to score a 38-33 victory last Friday night, Oct. 4, over Whitefield Academy.
Bryant passed for two touchdowns, a 71-yarder to Taylor Cookston and a 31-yarder to Alex Edmonds. Travis Kinney scored on two short runs and Andrew Minkert had the final FCS touchdown. Jake Williamson helped preserve the victory with a 42-yard field goal for the Paladins to give them a 38-20 lead.
The Paladins led 21-7 at the half, with Jack Wise setting up one touchdown with a fumble recovery and Dalton Depew catching a 45-yard pass from Depew to lead to another score. Minkert’s 9-yard run made it 35-14, with Bryant leading a drive that led to Williamson’s field goal.
Whitefield rallied late, scoring after a Fellowship fumble and recovering an on-side kick to lead to another TD, but the Paladins held on to beat the Wolf Pack for the first time.
The game was the 6-A sub-region opener for the Paladins (4-1 overall). Whitefield is 0-1 and 2-3. FCS plays Friday at Walker (0-1, 3-2).
– Mike Blum