By CLINT FOSTER
Everything is going according to plan. The Community Christian School Warriors (4-3) have won three straight and take their first winning record of the season into the most important part of their schedule.
In the words of Gandalf the White in The Lord of the Rings: “The board is set, the pieces are moving.”
We come to it at last, the Warriors’ district slate, which begins today against arguably the single toughest team on the CCS schedule: the Azle Christian Fighting Crusaders (5-1-1), 7 p.m., at Azle Christian Field.
The Warriors are as prepared as they will ever be for the test that awaits them in Azle. Fresh off a 65-25 victory of the Fort Worth Hill School Hawks, CCS is running the ball with authority and relying on multiple skill players to create scoring opportunities. As head coach Bryan Horton said, CCS will need everyone to have a big game if they want to have a chance against the Crusaders.
“They’re in a good spot going forward,” Horton said of his team. “They know what they’re looking at. In district, you’ve got three dogfights, three tough games and Azle, obviously, is the toughest. We’ve talked all year, we want to win two games in district. I don’t really care which two games we win. But I think everyone understands if we beat Azle, we’re talking about winning three games. We’re getting our mind right to go out and play our best game of the season.”
Luckily for the Warriors, they may be on pace to do just that. CCS had two backs gain over 100 yards against Hill with Isaiah Brazeal toting 11 carries for 153 yards and three touchdowns and freshman sensation Levi Knowles falling just short of the 200-yard mark with 192 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns.