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Waxahachie, TX

September 14, 2018 | Blake Cochran

Week 3 for the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) football team should be a good one as they travel to Plainview, TX Saturday to take on Wayland Baptist University . The Lions are 1-1 on the season and the Pioneers are 1-0 as they have both defeated Austin College for the 2018-2019 campaign. This matchup will kick off at 2 pm as the Lions have captured the past 4 out of 5 games against the Pioneers. SAGU dominated last year’s matchup 63-31, rushing for 7 touchdowns and 2 passing td’s coming from CJ Collins to go with 304 yards. JP Lowery and Justin Allen both had 3 rushing touchdowns each and on the defensive side, Jordaan Coleman did everything having 3 tackles, 1 interception, and 0.5 sack.

The Pioneers were led by many returners in their 24-14 home victory against the Kangaroos this past Saturday. The game started out with an interception from Waxahachie’s own Jamil Easley , he is a 5-8 redshirt sophomore which later turned into a field goal. Moments later, Austin College put together a good defense series forcing the Pioneers to punt but the Kangaroos muffed the kick in the end zone resulting in a touchdown to put them up 10-0 in the first quarter.  The Pioneers kept that lead the whole game but had first game flaws with their 9 penalties which let Austin College be within one possession in the fourth quarter.  The Pioneers scored with 1 second left on the clock resulting in the 24-14 final score. Nick Quintero is a sophomore quarterback from San Antonio Brennan High School who completed 10 of 16 passes for 152 yards. Brayln Kirby caught half of Quintero’s passes for the game, 5 grabs for a total of 67 yards. Their defense had nine tackles for loss and a pair of sacks, led by defensive lineman Andre Smith who had 6 sacks total.

Look for offensive players Michael Bledsoe, Stephon Free, Samuel Northey and quarterback CJ Collins to have a big game for SAGU after compiling over 500 yards and 9 touchdowns in this rematch from last season. Defensively, Marco Mathews, Landon Jones , and Coby Roach are leading the team in tackles with 14 each for the season.

Saturday we will see if the Lions will improve their record to 2-1 and sit in 1st place with a 1-0 conference record. The game will be broadcasted live on and on KWLD radio (91.5-FM) to keep up with the SAGU Lions first Sooner Athletic Conference game of the season.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at

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