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Defense Leads Mount Pisgah Christian past King’s Ridge
by Staff Reports
October 16, 2013 10:45 AM | 2251 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Special Photo<br>Senior safety Jacob Delk will lead the Patriots’ secondary.
Special Photo
Senior safety Jacob Delk will lead the Patriots’ secondary.
Mount Pisgah football team is off to the best start in school history after a 14-6 win over Kings Ridge on Friday night. The victory kept the Patriots undefeated and ranked in several state polls for Class A.

Both teams struggled offensively but Mt. Pisgah’s (6-0, 2-0) defense retrieved four turnovers and two sacks, allowing the King’s Ridge (2-4, 1-2) only 165 yards of total offense.

Jacob Delk, Oz Dixon and Nicky Piccapietra all came down with interceptions for the Patriots, while Patrick Messinger and Tommy Pease both got sacks in the victory. Blake Smith also got in on the action, causing a fumble that was recovered by Piccapietra, which set up Pisgah’s second score.

With the Patriots leading 7-0, Piccapietra recovered a fumble on the Kings Ridge 20-yard line. After a run by Browning Dunn, Pisgah handed the ball to JR Cendoya three times and the sophomore pounded it into the end zone from three yards out.

The Patriots scored in the first quarter when Aaron Winchester hit Dunn for a 21 yard-screen pass, giving them the early lead. Winchester finished the night with 89 yards passing and ran for 74 yards on eight carries.

Delk led the defense with eight tackles, while Shingi Chigwere finished with seven of his own. Cendoya added six tackles, while Dixon, Piccapietra and Smith each tallied five tackles.

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