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Senior kicker boots four field goals; 44-yarder is game-winner

Lions travel to Texas College on Saturday

gish-james-as-seniorWAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The Central States Football League announced that James Gish (Waxahachie, Tx / Waxahachie HS), the senior kicker from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, is the Special Teams Player of the Week (POW).

He scored 14 points last Saturday in the Lions' 26-21 triumph at Wayland Baptist University.

At 5’9, 195 pounds, the left-footed place-kicker nailed four field goals, including the game-winner from 44-yards. He added a pair of PAT’s (point after touchdown).

Gish (pronounced with a hard ‘G’) was also good from 37, 35 and 43 yards. The 44 and 43 yard kicks came during the fourth quarter when the Lions overcame a 21-20 deficit.

For the season he has split the uprights on nine of 13 field goal attempts. A year ago he connected on 15 of 21. He has a pair of 50-yarders in his career.

He has booted 22 of 23 extra points; the one miss was blocked.

Gish leads the CSFL in kick scoring with 49 points. That figure ranks him 26th in the NAIA. Every kicker ahead of him has attempted more extra points.

With two games remaining, he ranks 10th in the NAIA in field goals made.

SAGU (4-4) takes to the field this Saturday in Tyler. They will meet Texas College (1-7) at the Rose Stadium at 2:00pm.

There will be no media coverage of the game.

Scoring updates will be made during the SAGU Classic basketball tournament on Saturday.

Fans can also follow the score on Twitter @SAGUSportsNet or on at the SAGU Sports Network fan page on Facebook.

The Lions play their final home game on Saturday, November 16. No. 22 ranked Bacone College (Ok) comes to town for the 6:00pm finale at Lumpkins Stadium. The Warriors are currently 7-2.

For more information on the CSFL, visit

Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at or at 469-658-2847.

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