Turns out that the Asbury Bowl, hosted Friday night by Lexington Christian, emphasized the bury.
Charlie High threw for 380 yards and five touchdowns in little more than one half as Christian Academy of Knoxville overwhelmed LCA 50-7.
The loss dropped the Eagles to 0-2, their first such start in the program's 10-year history.
"They're really a nice team," LCA Coach Ray Graham said of the Warriors. "They started out really well and they kept doing well. Their receivers are fast, tall, and their quarterback put it on the money. Very tough to defend them."
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High, a 6-foot, 176-pound junior, is setting high standards. He also threw for five TDs in CAK's season-opening 47-28 victory over Anderson County (Tenn.).
Against LCA, he retired to the sideline after leading the Warriors to a touchdown on their first possession of the second half.
"We watched film on Lexington Christian," High said. "We didn't expect this, but we came out fired up, ready to play."
CAK scored early and often en route to a 41-7 halftime lead.
High connected with Josh Smith on a quick hitch to the right side, which went for a 68-yard touchdown on the visitors' first play from scrimmage.
"Coach (Rusty) Bradley was like 'we're going to do hitches,'" High said. "So I threw it out to Josh and Josh made a great play, and made me look good."
High added first-quarter scoring strikes of 4 yards to Chip Rhodes and 32 yards to Jordan Ritchie.
The latter was followed by LCA's only touchdown of thegame — Adam Hilton's 93-yard kickoff return.
CAK added second-quarter TDs on High passes of 11 yards to Smith and 19 yards to Davis Howell, sandwiched around Corey Rathbone's 11-yard run.
Rathbone also got the score on the Warriors' first possession of the second half, on a 2-yard burst.
LCA went without a first down until converting on a fake punt play midway through the second quarter. The 13-yard pass from Clay Mossbarger to Adam Smith came on fourth-and-three and advanced the ball to the Eagles' 43-yard line.
High said his team's defensive effort was more impressive than what he engineered on offense.
"We knew coming in that we had to get pressure on the freshman quarterback," High said, "and that's exactly what they did."
LCA's quarterback, Dima Ballard, showed plenty of poise for a freshman under fire, though. He was one of several bright spots for the Eagles.
"I think we're doing a lot of good things," Graham said. "We just got some plays called back — there were some penalties that kept us off rhythm.
"We're doing some good things. We're going to get better. I know we're going to get better."
Knoxville Christian 20 21 7 2—50
Lexington Christian 7 0 0 0— 7
CAK—Josh Smith 68 pass from Charlie High (Reece Duncan kick); CAK —Chip Rhodes 4 pass from High (run failed); CAK—Jordan Ritchie 32 pass from High (Duncan kick); LCA—Adam Hilton 93 kickoff return (Lincoln Henzman kick); CAK—Smith 11 pass from High (Duncan kick); CAK—Corey Rathbone 11 run (Duncan kick); CAK—Davis Howell 19 pass from High (Duncan kick); CAK—Rathbone 2 run (Duncan kick); CAK—Safety (Matt Anderson tackled runner in end zone).
Records — Knoxville Christian 2-0; Lexington Christian 0-2.