In a season-opening clash of Christians, and anagrams, CAL upended LCA 27-3 in two quarters Saturday night.
That's Christian Academy of Louisville over host Lexington Christian Academy.
The game was called at halftime due to lightning.
Lightning also led to postponing the game Friday night.
Ethan Atchley, in his debut as head coach for LCA, would have loved to have played another half.
"I was talking to the boys at halftime about being able to come back when adversity hits, being able to come back and make sure that you continue to keep playing," Atchley said. "And 27-3 wasn't the end of the ball game. Unfortunately, it was tonight. ... I was hoping to see us respond and get back up even though we got knocked down."
Louisville Christian got a pair of touchdown runs by Nick Payne and two TD tosses by Tanner Young.
Payne opened the scoring with 3:19 left in the first quarter, hammering across the goal line from 2 yards out.
After an LCA punt, it was Young's turn to provide a score, this on a 26-yard pass to Clay Davis.
The Eagles, held without a first down in the first quarter, finally got untracked with 5:57 left in the half. That's when Liam Hamilton connected on a 33-yard field goal.
The Centurions weren't through yet, though.
Young found a wide-open Nick Weaver for a 43-yard score with 3:11 left.
After an LCA punt, Payne notched his second TD on a 1-yard run with 18 seconds left before intermission.
Then the lightning came again.
"You always want to play," Centurions Coach Stefan LeFors said. "That's why the kids play. Practices aren't fun. Kids want to play games.
"But I'm glad we at least got a half in. I would have loved to have played, and LCA was the same way, but at the end of the day it's about the safety of the kids."
Louisville Christian piled up 270 yards of offense, holding the Eagles to 49. Payne had 95 rushing yards, while Young passed for 144 and ran for 29.
"We would have liked another half to improve some stuff," Young said. "But it was a good outing. Not perfect — we've got some stuff to work on, but we'll be all right."
Despite the setback, Atchley was upbeat about his Eagles.
"A lot of positives in some areas," he said. "The problem is we just need to make sure that we tighten a few things up offensively and defensively. We've got to do fundamentals right — block, tackle and continue to run our feet when we tackle and not give them an extra couple yards and let them fall forward. Play with the same emotion we had in the first couple series."
Atchley said he had a few jitters coming into the game.
"I don't get nervous too much. But I was a nervous wreck yesterday, and then of course you've got to turn back right around and do it all over again.
"I thought the boys were nervous, I was nervous and hopefully we've got that out and we'll be ready to go next week."
Nick Whitman led LCA in rushing with 20 yards on seven carries. Dima Ballard completed five of 13 passes for 30 yards. Daniel White topped the Eagles with 5.5 tackles.
LOUISVILLE CHRISTIAN 27, LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN 3
Louisville Christian 7 20 — 27
Lexington Christian 0 3 — 3
CAL—Nick Payne 2 run (Nathan Bader kick); CAL—Clay Davis 26 pass from Tanner Young (Bader kick); LCA—Liam Hamilton 33 field goal; CAL—Nick Weaver 43 pass from Young (Bader kick); CAL—Payne 1 run (kick blocked).
Records—Louisville Christian 1-0, Lexington Christian 0-1.