October 8, 2021
Article Oakland VS. CPA
In the Boro on Thursday night, it was a battle of public vs private and two number one ranked teams. It turned into a great night for football and the game was a dog fight for start to finish, as both teams featured great smash-mouth running offenses throughout.
In the first quarter, both teams scored on their first position and were tied at seven going into the second quarter. Then the game started to heat up, and CPA went up by10, 17-7 and it looked like they were starting to run away with this game. The Lions were about to score but they fumbled it on the one-yard line late in the second quarter and Oakland got the ball back with less than three minutes left to go in the half, The Patriots drove downfield for a field goal right before half making the score 10-7 CPA lead at halftime.
The second half was much of the same as both teams relied on their running games as Oakland came back to tie the game up on their first possession. CPA and Oakland kept running it down each other’s throats all game long trading touchdown for touchdown. This game came down to who scored last as CPA had the ball at the Oakland five with 10 seconds left on the clock and no timeouts, but Cade Law was hit with a blindside tackle and Oakland won the game.
Oakland’s two power five commitments led the attack as Miami commit Antonio Patterson led the way 120 on 15 carries, mostly running from the shotgun formation. Georgia commit Jordan James added 143 yards on 23 carries.
Oakland’s Head Coach Kevin Creasy Said,” I am just proud of our kids you know, proud of our coaches. We all worked our butt off over fall break. A lot of people went on vacation, but we decided to play one of the toughest teams in the state. Our guys deserve this kind of win, and they deserve a good ball game like this. We knew CPA and coach Martin would give us a good game, so it was awesome.
Oakland’s record is now (8-0) and they will face their rival Riverdale next Friday at home while the (7-1) CPA will have a bye week and they will face Lipscomb Academy on the 22nd at home.
Kudos to both teams for scheduling this game. Many teams would have backed away from these matchups, but these teams went toe to toe. It was a great night for football in Tennessee.