Berean Christian School’s defense played a great game last Thursday night, not allowing any points on the defensive side of the ball, defeating Gateway Charter School 9-6.
In the first half, Berean’s offense drove the ball deep into Gateway territory and hit the red zone time after time. However, mistakes continued to thwart the team from putting points on the board. Gateway’s solid defense took advantage of multiple penalties and shut the Bulldogs out of the pay dirt. However, Daryk Racine hit an early 30-yard field goal to give Berean a 3-0 lead at the half.
Early in the second half, the Bulldogs offense finally got it right. Quarterback Chris Mauck hit Racine on a deep post and the speedy senior raced 72 yards to score. The kick was blocked, and the Bulldogs took a 9-0 lead, which held until late in the fourth quarter.
With less than 4 minutes to go, a Mauck pass was deflected into a Gateway defender’s hands, and he raced 40 yards to make the score 9-6.
Berean’s defense stepped up once again, as sophomore Sawyer Losey picked off his second pass of the evening, and Gateway’s last-ditch effort was halted. Mauck took a knee to run out the clock, and the Bulldogs took their season to a school record 5-0 start.
Berean’s home game stretch continues this week, as they celebrate homecoming on Friday night against St. John’s Lutheran. Game time is 7 p.m. at Wellington High School. Admission and parking is free.