A strong first half couldn’t be duplicated for the Regents School football team in its most recent action with North Sunflower Academy. Despite owning a 14-12 lead at the half, Regents lost 34-22 in the game played at Drew.
Regents fell behind 12-0 in the first quarter before rallying to take a lead thanks to a 10-yard touchdown run from Zac Jenkins and a 20-yard TD pass from Nate McManus to Josh McManus. Hunter Stewart added the two-point play to round out the scoring in the first half.
North Sunflower scored 22 points in the third quarter to regain the lead. Stewart then capped the scoring for both teams with a 10-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and a subsequent two-point play.
Nate McManus finished the game 4-for-11 for 91 yards through the air and 68 yards rushing on just five carries.
Jenkins led Regents in the rushing category with 138 yards on 14 carries, while Stewart had 24 yards, while Josh McManus rushed four times for 18 yards. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)
A new era in athletics is about to begin at Regents School of Oxford. Led by new athletics director/head football coach Craig Daniel, the private Christian-based school is ready to tackle football, literally.
Daniel was hired recently to improve a football program that got started with a pee-wee group consisting of fourth through sixth grade players. This year a junior varsity team has been established for kids in grades seven through nine. Daniel will led the JV group along with other members of his staff that includes Brent Frayser, Bobby Peterson, Carl Diffee, Adam Ruff and Jeff Reed. (July 20, 2010, Page 6A)