St. Stephens used a 56-yard touchdown run by Matt Williams and a momentum swing going into half-time to collect a 56-36 win over North Buncombe on Friday.
The win marks the Indians’ third in as many weeks and sets up St. Stephens (3-5, 1-2) to take on 3a rival Fred T. Foard next week.
Trailing 20-14 in the second quarter, Williams touchdown run lifted the Indians to a 21-20 lead to end the opening half.
After Jon Sweet gave St. Stephens a 28-20 lead, the Indians put together back-to-back scoring drives that both ended with Williams crossing the goal line.
Williams finished the night with 117 yards and three rushing touchdowns, as well as a passing touchdown to Ian Martin.
With a 42-20 lead going into the fourth quarter, the Indians extended their lead, first with Williams’ touchdown pass to Martin, and then with a 17-yard run by Jarnarion Knox. North Buncombe scored late but it wasn’t enough to disrupt the Indians’ war path.
On the ground St. Stephens was led by Sweet who rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries.