Faith Christian poised for playoffs

Eagles offense is a monster but don’t forget about their D

Posted 10/27/14

Faith Christian football continued to roll with its 41-0 victory over Denver West Friday, at Faith Christian High School.

The Eagles overwhelmed the Cowboys almost immediately, and by the game’s end were playing backups and underclassmen, as …

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Faith Christian poised for playoffs

Eagles offense is a monster but don’t forget about their D

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Faith Christian football continued to roll with its 41-0 victory over Denver West Friday, at Faith Christian High School.

The Eagles overwhelmed the Cowboys almost immediately, and by the game’s end were playing backups and underclassmen, as they prepare for the state playoffs.

Faith Christian used a total team effort to dismantle Denver West as its junior quarterback Adam Buchanan was near perfect going 8-for-12 for 143 yards and two touchdowns.

Senior Jake Sanders was the recipient of both of those touchdown passes and he finished with 89 receiving yards off of five catches.

The versatile Eagles also used nine different running backs throughout the game, getting 60 yards off nine carried for junior running back Trevor Olsen.

Olsen also had two touchdowns and senior running back Daniel Landewisch added another, as the duo continued to terrorize its opponents.

Olsen and Landewisch, perhaps the state’s best running back combination in any classification, has combined for 1,190 rushing yards this season and 18 touchdowns.

Moreover, the duo accounts for an average of 170 rushing yards per game for the Eagles.

However, while everyone is talking about how good Faith Christian’s offense is, its defense deserved a big chunk of the credit for their team’s success this season.

The Eagles’ defense has delivered four shutouts this season and has given up only 69 total points this season, giving up an average of just 7.6 points per game.

Credit unsung heroes like junior Nick Cortes for some of that formidable defense. Cortes has five interceptions and a forced fumbles on his resume this season and is one of the defense’s biggest playmakers.

Faith Christian will now enter the 2A state tournament as a No. 8 seed who will host No. 9 seeded Bayfield at a time and date yet to determined.

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