By Justin Kelm
The Louisiana Community Christian Huskies made their way to Texas. The Huskies traveled a long distance from Lafayette, Louisiana to battle the North American University Stallions.
The Stallions and Huskies met in Lafayette in their last meeting with the Stallions winning 34 to 28. I spoke with Stallions Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Dan Principe before the game. All season the Stallions defense came with it. So Coach Principe debuted a “turnover” chain which has been seen throughout all college football programs.
This chain is given to the player who forces a turnover on defense. There were plenty of turnovers in this game. The Huskies got on the board first. Huskies Quarterback #16 Payton Batterford called his own number and found the end zone. Behind a very bulky Huskies offensive line, Batterford scampered his way in before being tackled.
The Huskies went up 7 to 0. The Stallions then had their chance to respond. The Stallions couldn’t and the Huskies responded with another touchdown. Turnovers are what led to a plethora of scores during this game. The Stallions finally found their way into the end zone after forcing an interception. The turnover chain made its debut.
The Stallions responded with a 60 plus yard passing touchdown. Stallions Wide Receiver #3 Jailin Singleton, a former Husky with Westbury High School in Houston took off and found the end zone. The score was 19 to 6 heading into half time. The Huskies and Stallions exchanged turnovers during the third quarter.
Late into the game, the Stallions made their late run. The score was 26 to 19 in favor of the Huskies after the Stallions found the end zone and then recovered the onside kick. The Stallions had a chance to attempt to tie but Huskies Defensive Back #8 Kenny Collins had a game-sealing forced fumble recovery.
The Huskies got their revenge and improved to 3-1 in program history, while the Stallions fell to 2-2. The Stallions will head to Canyon, Texas to battle the West Texas A&M Buffaloes on Saturday, October 31. Kickoff is set for 6 PM from Buffalo Stadium.