CCA senior sets school TD recordBy Drew Granthum Published 9:58am Thursday, October 18, 2012
Sometimes, a player just steps up and completely takes over a game. From the first kick until the last second ticks off, he just cannot be stopped by anyone.
Such was the case with Chilton Christian Academy’s Chris Lassinger against Lindsay Lane Christian last week. Lassinger accounted for 10—that’s right, 10—touchdowns. Needless to say, it was a school record.
In other words, 60 of CCA’s 86 points came because of Lassinger. Not to mention he racked up 253 rushing yards and 136 receiving yards completely alone.
“A lot of his yardage was just passing to spread the field,” said athletic director Todd Stephens. “We kept flip-flopping the offense.”
Stephens credited Lassinger’s amazing performance to in-season developments within the running game.
“He’s running better,” said Stephens. “He’s running behind the blockers, and in six-man, without the blockers, you’re not going anywhere. It’s a work in progress. He’s reading his blocks better.”
Stephens also spoke highly of Lassinger’s maturation as a teammate.
“He’s stepped into a leadership role,” he said. “The players kind of rally around him. He gives our young quarterback a lot of confidence. Once he gets into the flats, he’s almost uncatchable.”
Lassinger’s breakout couldn’t come at better time; the Patriots are getting hot just in time for the ACEAA playoffs.
“We’re peaking at the right time,” said Stephens. “A win [Friday at Marion Academy] could be another confidence booster.”