North Cobb Christian rolls past Cross Keys
by Alex Cook
MDJ Sports Correspondent
September 29, 2012 02:13 AM | 2921 views | 7 7 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KENNESAW — North Cobb Christian’s first game “under the lights” at Jacob Dennis Field was a success.

Kendall Crute took a liking to playing the first home night game in school history by rushing for 135 yards and three touchdowns and added a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown to lead the Eagles to a 47-7 victory over Cross Keys on Friday.

It only took Crute 7 minutes to find the end zone the first time when he scored on a 41-yard run.

“We condition so much in practice that it’s mind over matter (with long runs),” Pruitt said.

Cross Keys quarterback Oluwatomi Adeday threw two interceptions in the first half of the game that led to touchdowns for the Eagles.

Pruitt intercepted a pass by the Indians’ Adeday in their end zone and ran 100 yards for the Eagles’ third touchdown. Then in the second quarter Crute ran 94 yards for another touchdown for a 28-0 lead.

“(I was) just helping the team out, helping us get our first win under the lights,” Crute said. “It was a pretty big accomplishment as a team and as an individual.”

The effort was appreciated by coach Harry Miles.

“The guys played hard in the first half,” North Cobb Christian’s coach Harry Miles said. “We got some things obviously to fix on special teams.

The Eagles’ special teams had bad snaps, fumbles by the holder and the Eagles’ kicker Andrew Knuckolls missing the ball during his kicks. But, Knuckolls was able to recover one of the fumbles by his holder and turned it into a 2-point conversion.

Cross Keys finally got on the board when Patrick Huff returned a second-half punt return for a 75-yard touchdown.

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September 29, 2012
Stop harassing the MDJ and try submitting a current roster to them. I just looked at the season preview they did and it has #3 as Reggie Pruitt. Someone should've caught it back in August and sent them the corrections. They certainly don't have time to be mind readers. I just went to your football 'website' and YOUR OWN PROGRAM doesn't have a way to access a roster.
September 29, 2012
I'm truly disappointed in the MDJ here....It was Kendall Crute you referred to in this article, not Reggie Pruitt. You guys must have had last year's roster. Kendall had a great game and should get the accolades for his effort. Way to go, Kendall!

Eagle Fan
September 29, 2012
Kendall Crute not Reggie Pruitt
Kevin Crute
September 29, 2012
Mr Cook, thank you for your coverage of the North Cobb Christian Eagles, but the player that you are referring to as Reggie Pruitt, was my son, Kendall Crute. He is a first year player at NCC that transferred from Kell High School.
September 29, 2012
I'm not sure where you got your roster but it wasn't Reggie Pruitt. #3 is Kendal Crute and the holder was Alex Ho-on
NCCS Fan13
September 29, 2012
Great win for NCCS! But Reggie Pruitt did not play. #3 was a new player, Kendall Krute. You should update your article. Pruitt is not an NCCS student this year.
eagle fan
September 29, 2012
very exciting the above article...Kendall Crute was the star of the game. Reggie Pruitt doesn't even go to NCCS anymore. Andrew Nuckolls is the kicker who recovered the miffed snap for the two point conversion instead of Thomas Young. So proud of our guys and their awesome play last night. Come on MDJ...reprint this article with the major corrections..this is embarrassing!
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