Crusaders rebound in big way at home

The Cornerstone Crusaders returned home and got back into the victory column Friday, running past Weatherford Home School 61-19.

“We had another good game,” said Cornerstone coach Bobby Johnson. “The boys played well.

“Josh Beaird played good, fundamental football on both sides of the ball. Joseph Deskin ran the ball really well. Brendan Brawley and Forrest Coppenhaver both did a good job at quarterback, and Johnnie Delzeit did a fantastic job at defense and offensive blocking.”

Deskin accounted for over 200 yards of offense, rushing nine times for 168 yards and a pair of scores and catching a 40-yard touchdown pass. Brawley (6-for-8, 121 yards, 3 TDs) and Coppenhaver (6-for-9, 127 yards, 3 TDs) combined for a spectacular night throwing the ball.

In addition, Brawley rushed twice for 61 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 69 yards for a total of 251 yards of offense. Coppenhaver had four receptions for 61 yards, which included a pair of touchdowns.

On defense, Delzeit (15) Beaird (12), Jared Rudd (12) and Zach Olsen (10) combined for 49 tackles.

Cornerstone (2-1) won convincingly for the second time this season. They opened the season with a 52-6 thumping of Wise County Home School before going on the road and dropping a 48-32 decision to Sidney, a public school team off to a 3-0 start.

Crusaders 61, W’ford Home 19

W’Ford Home School 6 6 0 7 — 19

Cornerstone 18 8 21 14 — 61

Cornerstone leaders



Joseph Deskin 9-168, 2 TDs; Brendon Brawley 2-61, TD; Josh Beaird 6-46; Forrest Coppenhaver 2-10.


Brawley 6-8, 121 yards, 3 TDs; Coppenhaver 6-9, 127 yards, 3 TDs.


Brawley 3-69; Coppenhaver 4-61; Deskin 1-40; Beaird 2-17; Logan Weems 4-6.



Jonathan Delzeit 15, Beaird 12, Jared Rudd 12, Zach Olsen 10, Brawley 6, Dallas Johnon 5.

Fumble recoveries

Delzeit, Johnson.

Cornerstone record: 2-1.