E.A. Sports Today

Lions score historic, heroic win

Faith Christian’s boys bowling team scores first win in the program’s history with makeshift lineup

By East Alabama Sports Today

CULLMAN – The first-ever win for the boys in the Faith Christian bowling program will be remembered not only for its historical significance but the circumstances that produced it.

The Lions defeated Lee-Huntsville 576-213 in a five-team match that included Cullman, St. Bernard and West Point Saturday.

The win in and of itself was memorable, but considering coach Chase Robinson scrambled at the last minute to put the team together made it downright heroic.

He had no bowlers available 24 hours before the match. Three of the Lions’ regular bowlers went to the FCS national championship football game in Texas and two were ill.

Robinson spent all day Friday trying to line up replacements to field a team and was going to inform the other coaches he’d have to forfeit when he landed the fifth at virtually the last minute.

The team he put together included Jack Sills, Jameson Adams, Jared White, Andrew Koppleman and Riley Camp. Sills and Adams play on the boys basketball team, which had a game at Appalachian the night before. Sills, the last player Robinson secured, posted the Lions’ high game – 120.

“I really didn’t know how this would go because some of these guys had never really bowled before,” Robinson said. “I’m so proud of these guys, first of all, for taking time out of their Saturday to come be a part of this team and for doing their best at a sport they’re not really familiar with.

“That shows you what kind of kids we have at Faith. They will do anything to help their school and they do their best and represent their school in the best way possible.”

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