Northpoint Wins Wild One at FACS

Northpoint went on the road to Cordova last Friday night and pulled out a 31-30 division win over First Assembly Christian School. With the win, the Trojans (4-1, 2-0) remain atop the Division IIAA-West standings, a half-game ahead of Lausanne and University School of Jackson.

FACS drove into Trojan territory twice in the early going, but Northpoint stopped the Crusaders once on downs and again with a blocked field goal attempt. After the second stop, Trojan quarterback Zac Montgomery dashed 75 yards up the middle for a touchdown. Wade Martin’s kick put the Trojans up 7-0 midway through the opening period. After an exchange of punts, FACS put together a drive that ended with a 32-yard field goal to cut the Northpoint lead to 7-3 early in the second quarter. After another exchange of punts, Kyle Brewer sprinted 71 yards for another Trojan touchdown and a 14-3 lead. FACS countered with a touchdown pass late in the second quarter to pull within 14-10 at the half.

Northpoint was first on the scoreboard in the second half. Jorden Flowers tackled the Crusader punter after a bad snap, putting the Trojans in business at the FACS 36. Several plays later, Montgomery scored on a six-yard run to extend the lead to 21-10. The Crusaders sandwiched two long touchdown passes around a nifty 17-yard touchdown pass from Montgomery to Brewer to make the score 28-24 heading into the fourth quarter.

FACS took its first lead of the game with 8:17 to go in the fourth quarter. However, the Trojan defense blocked the extra point, their third blocked kick of the night, to keep the score 30-28. The ensuing Northpoint drive featured a heavy dose of senior running back Holt DePriest, including a 40-yard run that pushed the ball deep into Crusaders’ territory. Ultimately, the Trojans settled for a 28-yard Martin field goal for a 31-30 lead with 3:13 remaining. A big third-down pass deflection by Justin Jones set up a critical fourth-and-ten for the Crusader offense at their own twenty-yard line, and their fourth down pass was complete but out of bounds. Fittingly, DePreist put the finishing touches on the key district road win with a first down run, after which the Trojans were able to run out the clock and seal the victory.

Scheduling Change

Northpoint’s scheduled game for Friday, September 22, against Sacred Heart of Jackson, Tennessee, has been canceled, providing the Trojans with an open date preceding homecoming against Harding on September 29. Northpoint’s original bye week (October 20) will now feature a match-up with Memphis Academy of Health Sciences (MAHS).

Division IIAA-West Standings (a with after games of 9/15)

Northpoint 2-0

Lausanne 1-0

USJ 1-0

St. George’s 1-1

ECS 1-2

FACS 0-2

Harding 0-2

(Top five advance to TSSAA playoffs)

2017 Varsity Football Results

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Head Football Coach: Chris Cascio
Assistant Coaches:  Jeff Henderson, Josh Curbow, Michael Spain, Mark Tatko, Chad Montgomery, Kevin Walker
Athletic Director: Barry Gray

Certified Athletic Trainer: Adam Haney

Public Address Announcer: Corky Casto

Sports Information Director: Al Ainsworth

2017 Varsity Football Schedule

Date Opponent Location
August 18, 7:00 pm Fayette Academy Home
August 25, 7:00 pm Independence Away
September 1, 7:00 pm  St. George’s Home
September 8, 7:00 pm Magnolia Heights Home
September 15, 7:00 pm FACS Away
September 29, 7:00 pm Harding Academy (HC) Home
October 6, 7:00 pm University School of Jackson (Senior Night) Home
October 13, 7:00 pm Lausanne Away
October 20, 7:00 pm Memphis Academy of Health and Sciences Home
October 27, 7:00 pm ECS Away

2017 JV Football Schedule

Date Opponent Location
August 21, 6:30 pm Tipton Rosemark Home
 September 5, 6:00 pm  Independence Away
 September 18, 6:00 pm  FACS  Away
 October 2, 6:00 pm Lewisburg Away
 October 16, 6:00 pm Memphis Nighthawks  Home

2017 Varsity and Junior Varsity Football Roster

Number Player Grade Position
1 Holt DePriest 12
2 Lance Saulsberry 10
3 Cole Sanford 12
4 Adam McPherson 12
5 Kyle Brewer 10
6 Garrett Simonton 12
7 Myles McCaskill 12
8 Jorden Flowers 11
9 Chase Jones 12
10 Zac Montgomery 12
11 Arlie Gagne 12
14 Henry Logan 10
15 Grey DePriest 10
16 Daniel Casto 12
17 Drew Schram 11
18 Justin Jones 11
19 Kirk McIntosh 10
20 Brendan Morrow 12
21 Tristan Carlson 11
22 Matthew Whiting 12
23 Luke Parker 11
24 Cannon Morgan 9
25 Jacob Pollan 12
27 Carson Fox 9
28 Joseph Brinkley 11
29 Rowdy Pena 9
33 Miller Gargis 12
34 Seth Stratton 9
52 Nathan Tatko 12
55 Hayden Roberts 12
56 Alex Cain 12
58 Jagr Doehring 12
60 Thomas Hunt 9
63 Charlie Brinkley 12
64 Spencer Boling 9
65 Landon Murrell 11
68 Payne Pignocco 11
70 Carlton Brown 11
72 Daniel Jones 12
74 Jake Bramlitt 9
75 Brady Clayton 10
76 Caden Hubbard 11
77 Tyke Floyd 9
78 Mitchell Wright 9
81 Garrett Berry 12
83 Wade Martin 11
84 Avery Gargis 9