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Thomas Langley following loss to Providence Day in NCISAA Championship Game

By Tim Winters, 11/16/19, 10:45AM EST

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Metrolina Christian lost the NCISAA D-2 Championship game last night, losing to Providence Day, 28-13.

It looked like it would be a long night after Providence Day scored on their opening drive, but the Warriors answered with a touchdown drive of their own on their first possession.

Metrolina quarterback Angel Gonzalez engineered the 12-play, 88-yard opening drive spurred by a big play by senior wideout Luke Roffler. Gonzalez hit Roffler, who sprung from an initial tackle and raced to the end zone, falling just short. Jadus Davis capped off the drive with a one-yard run to tie the game at seven.

A Metrolina turnover resulted in another Providence Day TD, but the Warriors' defense came up big on the Chargers late second-quarter drive holding the score at 14-7 at the half.

A Metrolina special teams' play created a scoring opportunity late in the third quarter. After blocking a Chargers' punt, Gonzalez hit Colby Girard on a 16-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone. Unfortunately, Metrolina's extra point attempt was blocked, keeping Providence Day in the lead, 14-13.

That was the closest the Warriors would get on Friday. Metrolina's defense was on point all night and kept them close, but Warrior offensive turnovers were too much to overcome, and Providence Day would tack on two more scores to close the game out in the fourth quarter. 

Few gave Metrolina any shot of winning on Friday, especially after losing to Providence Day earlier in the season 42-10 at home. 

Metrolina trailed by only one point entering the fourth quarter last night. Credit head coach Thomas Langley and staff for making the adjustments necessary to keep the game competitive all night.

After the postgame ceremony, Langley shared his thoughts on the game and season.

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