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Faith Christian Eagles

2013 Football


Congratulations to the FCA Football team for a great season and for finishing 2nd in State!

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 FAITH RETURNS HOME TO DEFEAT MACHEBEUF

The Eagles took on Machebeuf High School for the Flatirons Conference lead as both teams were undefeated in conference play going into the game.

The Eagles kicked off to start the game and after one first down forced the Buffalos to punt. It only took two plays for the Eagles to put points on the board with runs by Danny Langewisch and a TD run by Adam Buchmann. The next drive stalled and Stefan Knoerr added to the scoring with a 32 yard field goal. Faith pulled away in the second quarter finding the endzone three more times. The Eagles rushed for 212 yards on 20 carries as the defense helped keep short fields for the offense. The offense was led by Danny Langewisch with 98 yards on 7 carries. Adam Buchmann was 8 for 9 passing on the night with one TD pass to Brandyn Thompson. Jonas Spitzer and Langewisch each completed passes on the night.

The defense continued their strong play by posting their fourth consecutive shutout. The defense scored 14 points on the night on interceptions returned for scores by Connor Karas and Elijah Durrett. TJ Hasz led the defense with 7 tackles. The JV defensive unit played the entire 4th quarter and preserved the shutout by blocking a field goal attempt with one second remaining on the clock. Isaac Salguero knifed through the line to get the block.

The Eagles host The Academy Wildcats who are currently undefeated in conference play. Friday night will be senior night and we will celebrate the seniors and their parents for their hard work and dedication to the program. 

 

FAITH DEFENSE CONTINUES TO PLAY WELL WITH THIRD CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUT

13football1The Eagles traveled to 5-Star District Stadium to play a Saturday morning game against Pinnacle Academy and recorded their third straight shutout.

Faith took an early 14-0 first quarter lead and took control of the game with 28 second quarter points to lead 42-0 at the half. The defense had two takeaways including an interception return for a TD by TJ Hasz.

Offensively the Eagles were led by sophomore Trevor Olsen with 148 yards on just five carries. The Eagles rushed for 369 yards and were 3-5 passing for 71 yards - Adam Buchmann was 3 for 5 and Danny Langewisch was 2 for 2 passing.

The defense played many guys and were led by Gunnar Caldwell with 5 tackles and Brandyn Thompson who recorded a sack. Faith returns home next week with a Friday night game against Machebeuf High School.

 

EAGLES TAKE TO THE MOUNTAINS TO PLAY MIDDLE PARK

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Faith continued to play strong defense as they recorded their second straight shutout by posting a 41-0 win in Granby on Thursday night.

Offensively the Eagles got off to a slow start leading only 13-0 at halftime but the defense continued to play strong keeping the Panthers from driving the ball. Faith came out of the locker room at halftime to take control of the game by putting up 22 third quarter points. The running game continued to be strong with 442 yards and Faith recorded 30 first downs in the game. The Eagles were led on the ground by Danny Langewisch with 177 yards rushing and Gunnar Caldwell with 108 yards rushing.

The Eagles defense was stout and recorded their second straight shutout. Seth VonRentzell, Connor Karas, and Connor McCain led the team in tackles with 8, 7,and 6. Karas and Jake Sanders each intercepted passes for the second consecutive game. The Eagles recorded sacks by McCain, Josh Mihalcin, and Isaac Salguero.

Faith continues on the road next week as they play Pinnacle Charter on Saturday at 11am.

 

FAITH GIVES HUGE HOMECOMING CROWD MUCH TO CHEER ABOUT

Photo by Mark Noone

Homecoming 2013 was a great event for all that attended beginning with tail-gating at 5:30, bounce castles for the children, and a halftime parade including floats, vintage cars, corvettes, and horses. In the midst of the homecoming events was a football game between Faith Christian and Skyview High School.

The Eagles took control of the game early by posting 21 first quarter points and matched that output in the second quarter to take a 42-0 halftime lead. The final score was 64-0 capped off with a scoring drive by the JV squad in the 4th quarter. Faith posted 410 yards rushing on 27 carries with 4 rushers totaling 70 yards or more.

Faith was led defensively in the shutout performance by Seth VonRentzell and Connor Karas with five and four tackles respectively. The Eagles intercepted three passes, two by Karas and one by Jake Sanders.

Faith takes to the road next week as they travel to Granby to take on Middle Park High School.

 
EAGLES DROP CLOSE GAME AT KENT

Photo by Les CowanThe Eagles traveled to Kent to play the defending state champions on Friday afternoon. Faith took an early lead in the game on their opening drive but Kent answered with their own drive to tie the game. Faith came back to take a 10-7 lead on a Stefan Knoerr field goal. Kent then put up another two touchdowns before halftime to take a 21-10 lead.

The Eagles came out determined to battle back and scored 13 consecutive points to take the lead 23-21. Kent took the lead in the middle of the fourth quarter 28-24. Faith took the ball with six minutes left but stalled out in Kent territory on fourth down with less than a minute left.

The Eagles were led on offense by Adam Buchmann and Jonas Spitzer with 129 and 105 yards rushing respectively. Defensively Faith was led in tackles by Connor McCain (15), Set VonRentzell (13), and Grant Black (12).

Faith looks to bounce back next week as they host Skyview High School for homecoming.

More Disciplined Effort Leads to Victory for Eagles

The Eagles returned to the field for a home game against Vista Peak High School out of Aurora on Friday night. The Eagles, coming off a loss to Holy Family the week before, brought a more disciplined effort with only one turnover and less penalties.

Faith worked their way to a 12-0 lead after one quarter helped out by a forced fumble by Jonas Spitzer on Vista Peak’s first possession leading to the first score of the game. The athletic Bison battled back to tie the score 18-18 midway through the second quarter. Vista Peak was aided in their comeback with a surprise onside kick that they recovered and turned into a touchdown on the ensuing drive to tie the score.

Photo by Mark NooneThe Eagles answered back with two touchdowns to end the half and took the lead back 32-18. The final drive of the half was a 68 yard drive capped off by an 18 yard TD pass from Danny Langewisch to Jake Sanders with less than a minute left.

Faith took control of the game in the third quarter putting up 21 points with the help of an interception by Gunnar Caldwell and a fumble recovery by Josh Mihalcin. Danny Langewisch scored two of the third quarter TD’s on runs of 24 and 34 yards and Jonas Spitzer added another on an 8 yard run. The scoring was finished off in the fourth quarter with a nice drive by the JV players ending with a 38 yard TD run by Ryan Kemplin.

Leading the way offensively was Danny Langewisch who recorded six TD’s, four on the ground and two through the air to Sanders and Tex Ritter. Langewisch led all rushers with 125 yards on 12 carries followed by Caldwell with 10 carries for 72 yards. The Eagles totaled 443 yards on the ground and are averaging 317 yards per game rushing and 403 total yards per game.

Defensively the Eagles were led by Nick Cortes with 8 total tackles. Gunnar Caldwell recorded 5 tackles and intercepted one pass. Tex Ritter, Connor McCain, and Seth VonRentzell each had a sack in the game.

Faith Christian hopes to continue their improved play later this week as they travel to play Kent Denver, the defending state champions, Friday at 3:30pm.  

EAGLES MISCUES LEAD TO LOSS IN BROOMFIELD

Photo by Mark NooneOver the years there has been no other rival game on the gridiron with the intensity of the Faith Christian/Holy Family game. The rivalry began to build in the early 2000’s when the Tigers moved to Broomfield and started to become competitive on the football field. Faith Christian defeated Holy Family for the 2004 state championship on the Tigers home field 34-7. In 2005 the Tigers got their revenge by defeating the Eagles in the semi-finals and thus the rivalry was in full bloom. Following the 2005 game the Eagles rattled off four straight victories over the Tigers from 2006 to 2009 and in 2010-11 the Tigers, moving to a new league would not play the Eagles in a non-league game. The rivalry was renewed last season as the Tigers agreed to start playing Faith again.

Friday night’s game started well as the Eagles controlled the clock, moved the ball, and defended the Tigers high powered offense well. The second quarter was another story. Holy Family rattled off 28 points in the quarter aided by two Eagle’s turn-overs and a number of drive stalling penalties. One fumble was returned for a touchdown and an interception late in the half followed by a long pass play added to the scoring in the quarter for the Tigers. Faith headed to the locker room down 35-3 giving up three scores as a result of turn-overs.

The Eagles battled uphill the rest of the game putting together some successful drives and scored 13 points in the second half on a Danny Langewisch scoring run and two field goals by Stefan Knoerr. Miscues continued to hamper the Eagles in the half with penalties and two more turn-overs. The Eagles defense stiffened holding the Tigers to 7 points in the half.

Offensively the Eagles were led by Danny Langewisch with 101 yards rushing on 12 carries and Adam Buchmann who totaled 72 yards on 11 carries.

The Eagles defense was led by Gunnar Caldwell’s 9 tackles. Also putting in strong defensive efforts were Langewisch with 8 tackles, Connor McCain with 7 tackles, Grant Harkness with 4 tackles and a sack, and Jake Sanders with 4 tackles and an interception.

Stefan Knoerr was outstanding with 3 field goals, one from 45 yards, and also had 5 touchbacks on 5 kick attempts. The special teams improved over last week cleaning up their long snapping issues from the week before.

Faith will host Vista Peak this Friday at 7pm.

 

FAITH FOOTBALL BEGINS 2013 WITH A VICTORY

The Eagles started their 2013 campaign with a victory against Bennett in a zero week game at home on Friday night. The Bennett Tigers returned to Faith’s field, the same field that they ended their playoff run against the Eagles last season, with revenge on their minds. They were well prepared and were looking to knock off the team that ended their season last year.

The Eagles got off to a slow start and headed to the locker room at half time behind 10-0 to an energetic Bennett team. The Tigers were helped with a couple special-teams miscues by the Eagles. A high snap on a field goal attempt ended one Eagles drive and scoring opportunity and another high snap on a punt from deep in Faith territory gave Bennett the ball inside the five yard line. These plays turned into 10 points for the Tigers.

During the intermission the Eagles made some offensive adjustments, got refocused, and came out in the third quarter with 21 unanswered points to take the lead on three quick scoring drives. Faith rushed for just over 200 yards in the quarter moving the ball at-will. Offensively the Eagles were led by Danny Langewisch with 9 carries for 104 yards and Adam Buchmann who ran for 57 yards and completed 4 of 7 passes on the night. Jonas Spitzer found the endzone twice on the night on running plays.

Defensively the Faith was led by Seth VonRentzell with 10 tackles, Gunnar Caldwell and TJ Hasz added 9 tackles each and Josh Mihalcin recorded 7 tackles, 2 for loss, and a sack. The Eagles defenders held the traditionally strong Bennett rushing attack to just 123 yards on the ground and 34 in the air.  

On Special Teams Stefan Knoerr booted 3 kick-offs for touchbacks aiding the defensive effort and P.A.T holder Nick Cortes found Jake Sanders open in the endzone to complete a 2 point conversion pass after a bad snap on an extra point attempt.

The Eagles now turn their attention to rival Holy Family and will travel to Broomfield to take on another Tigers team next Friday at 7pm.