The Resurrection Catholic football team suffered their second consecutive loss to begin the season with a 42-21 defeat at Escambia (Ala.) Academy Friday night.
RCS cut the Escambia lead to 28-21 and had the ball at the opponent's 35, but a key penalty proved to be a setback.
"That kind of the wind out of our sales," RCS coach Scott Sisson said. "(Escambia) stretched it out right there at the end. We played decent."
Sisson said that senior quarterback Blake Porter "had a great night," completing 15-of-25 passes for 210 yards and threw two touchdowns.
Running back Cearly Parker had the other touchdown for RCS, punching it in from 1 yard out in the second quarter.
"We've just got to get healthy," Sisson said. "We were hurt before the season started. This week, the flu bug got us too. We'll battle through the preseason. We should be pretty sporty when we get everybody healthy."