Coming off a victory over the top team in the state in their conference the week prior, Dawson Christian Academy was unable to continue their success with a loss to Skipstone Academy Friday at Veterans Memorial Park.
The Eagles defeated Kings Academy 16-14 on Sept. 2 and fell to the Warriors 19-12 on Sept. 9.
Penalties and turnovers plagued the Eagles during the loss.
"We lost due to three turnovers and failing to cover their onside kick. We also had 15 penalties," said Coach Marcus Stowers. "It was a bad loss coming off our biggest win in program history."
DCA started strong with a three and out on the Warriors, including a sack.
After a short run by Ahmad Kamara and a penalty, the Eagles had to give the ball right back.
The Warriors proved to be sloppy with the ball as well, with two fumbles on their following possession, both of which they recovered.
In the second quarter, Skipstone got on the board first with a run for a touchdown.
The Warriors attempted an onside kick that was recovered by Eli Burruss. The Eagles fumbled on the following run.
Skipstone fumbled again and the Eagles recovered.
DCA scored on a pass from Luke Chism to Matt Chism and the two point conversion try failed.
Wide receiver Matt Chism had more than 100 yards receiving and one touchdown on the night.
Skipstone scored again on their next drive that was kept alive by two penalties, including a late hit.
The extra point was blocked by the Eagles.
Skipstone tried for a second onside kick and this time recovered it at the 50-yard line.
The Warriors again failed to protect the ball. The fumble was recovered by Cason Setzekorn.
An interception would send the ball back to the Warriors before half.
The opening kick of the second half was again an onside attempt by the Warriors and DCA held on to it, but were unable to capitalize on the possession.
The Warriors scored again in the third when running back Ivan Salvador made a cut after a missed tackle in the backfield. The point after was good and the score was 19-6 after three quarters.
The Eagles fought back in the fourth when senior Noah Burruss stripped the ball and scored on the fumble recovery, bringing DCA within 7. The two point conversion was no good.
Quarter back Luke Chism was 7-12 for 179 yards passing on the night.
The Eagles move to 2-3 overall and will play Fullington Academy at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23 in Pinehurst.