Drury, Southern cream Cornerstone 56-14

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 17, 2005

Greensboro- Expect Cornerstone Christian Academy coaches, players and fans to remember Southern Academy running back Chris Drury.

Drury surely earned a place in their nightmares as he ran over and around the Charger defense for 191 yards and three touchdowns… at the half.

Drury finished with 225 yards on 15 carries as he helped lead the undefeated Cougars to a 56-14 drubbing of the visiting Chargers Friday night.

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The home team led 28-0 after a quarter and 42-0 at the half, but coach Shawn Bonds saw some areas of concern as his team looks forward to a showdown with Patrician next week.

“We saw some things tonight,” Bonds said. “We’ve got to correct some things.”

What Bonds saw was a pair of Charger touchdown throws in the second half.

Bonds hopes those throws are not a harbinger of things to come next week as Patrician runs a similar offense to Cornerstone and runs it much better.

“I was disappointed they gave up the points,” Bonds said. “We take great pride in our defense.

We’ve got to correct those things.”

Cornerstone scored on a 13-yard touchdown pass on fourth down late in the third quarter and again on a 65-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter.

“They did some good things,” Bonds said of Cornerstone. “Basically, they tied us in the second half.”

But they kept score the first half, too and that wasn’t even close.

Bonds, who said he was happy to get the win and clinch the West Area 4 title, added that he was pleased with the offense.

“Offensively, I thought we did some good things,” he said. “We didn’t have to punt all night.

We did a little spread offense, it was a good win.”

The Cougars subbed early and often, but did play some starters off and on throughout.

Eight different Cougars caught a pass.

Nathan Bonds was efficient throwing the ball. He finished with 118 yards and a touchdown on 7 of 11 passing.

He also ran for 33 yards.

Johnny Kynard completed a 7-yard pass and ran for 43 yards and a score.

Chad Milner added 51 yards and a touchdown.

Charlie Lee also had a touchdown.

Brandon Montz added a 37-yard TD catch.

For Cornerstone, big quarterback John Rayes had a long night though he finished with 108 yards and two TDs.

He only completed 4 of 15 passes and was intercepted once.

But the two big plays the Cougar defense gave up worried Bonds.

“Being a defensive guy, I didn’t want to give up the points,” he said, before giving credit to Cornerstone. “I think they played harder the second half, they played with more intensity.”