With the Faith Academy Knights’ 38-25 win over the Hill Country Christian Rams last Friday night at SAB Stadium, Faith Academy began the football season 1-0 for the first time in over a decade and secured just its second homecoming win in program history.
In his varsity debut, freshman quarterback Noah Figueroa guided the offense with four passing scores to four different targets (senior Nathan Figueroa, senior Josh Poorman, junior Landon Snyder and sophomore Blaze Byler) and finished 11-of-18 passing for 196 yards.
Head coach Trey Carter said Neil Johnston provided some key blocks that allowed Figueroa the time to assess the defense and also opened holes for Byler at running back to finish with eight rushes for 92 yards.
Byler also led the Knights’ defense with 11 tackles and an interception and junior Maury Cano contributed six tackles and a pair of interceptions on defense and four catches for 37 yards on offense.
Kaleb Shepherd’s 16-yard touchdown run and a 50-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Poorman’s football debut rounded out the scoring to give Faith Academy the 38-25 advantage.
The Knights have an open week this Friday and will return to action next week on the road in Conroe against the Northside Lions who compete in the Texas Association of Independent Athletic Organizations and owned a 3-1 record entering play this week.