Make it two up, two down for the Christian Life football team.
In their return to the varsity level after a three-year hiatus, the Eagles improved to 2-0 Friday night with a 38-19 non-conference win at Wonewoc-Center/Weston.
Senior running back Jacob Shaffer had his second straight big game with 171 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries, senior Austin Eifert had two passing touchdowns and returned an interception for another score, junior Logan Houston caught three passes for 50 yards and two touchdowns and junior linebacker CJ McDaniel recorded five tackles for loss.
McDaniel’s 5-yard run and Eifert’s 50-yard interception return put the Eagles ahead 12-0 with 5 minutes, 22 seconds left in the first quarter.
After Wonewoc (0-2) cut its deficit to 26-19 with 5:51 left in the game, Shaffer salted it away with scoring runs of 49 and 52 yards.
Christian Life will remain in non-conference play when it travels to Randolph for a Week 3 matchup Friday night.
Woodstock North (Ill.) 21, Central 13
The visiting Falcons dropped to 0-2 with a non-conference defeat in Illinois.
It was the season opener for Woodstock, a member of Illinois’ Kishwaukee River Conference.
The game was tied 7-7 at halftime, but Woodstock pulled away in the second half.
No individual statistics were available to the News.
Central travels to Burlington on Friday night for a Southern Lakes Conference opener.