As Augusta Christian made its march, Tyler Roberson’s mind kept returning to last year.
The Lions quarterback couldn’t forget Wilson Hall’s late game-winning touchdown and how he had the chance to return the favor.
“The whole time we’re driving, that’s all I’m thinking about,” Roberson said. “We get down there, go no-huddle, they’re getting gassed, we’re making catches and getting good runs. On that last touchdown, I’m just in the end zone and it’s a great feeling, knowing what happened last year, to come back and do the same to them.”
Roberson’s score with less than a minute to play gave Augusta Christian a 27-21 win and capped a statistically impressive individual night. By rushing for 163 yards and three scores, passing for 176 yards and a touchdown and also intercepting a pass, Roberson is The Augusta Chronicle’s Player of the Week.
Roberson, who has started all four years, was confident his team would finish the drive because of Sean Sweeting.
“Sean’s a big boy, so they’re going to want to bring him down, and bring him down fast,” Roberson said.
The quarterback thought the Wilson Hall defense would key on the strong Sweeting, and on a read option, Roberson kept the ball and burst through for the score.
It was the first win of the season for Augusta Christian, which has dreams of a state title.
“As long as we stay within ourselves and don’t look past any games, don’t go on the calendar, ‘Oh, that’s a win,’ and believe in ourselves, it’s possible to make it to state and win it,” Roberson said. “It’s possible to win state.”