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Fox Creek holds on to knock off Augusta Christian

Fox Creek 27, Augusta Christian 20

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PLAY OF THE GAME: With Fox Creek nursing a one-point lead late in the fourth quarter, Jaquan Williams broke a 49-yard run. It allowed the Predators to run out most of the clock before Deondre Baskett scored with 1:07 to go.

STAR OF THE GAME: The score capped off an incredible night for Baskett. The Predators quarterback also scored on runs of 79 and 53 yards. He finished with 153 rushing yards to go with 26 passing yards.

WHY FOX CREEK WON: The Predators forced turnovers, maintained control of the clock, and produced just enough big plays to hold off Augusta Christian.

WHY AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN LOST: The Lions turned it over six times, a number that proved too much to overcome. Still, the Lions had a chance at the end after a 34-yard hook-and-lateral play. But a last-ditch pass from Hunter Beyersdoerfer from the Fox Creek 15-yard line was intercepted by Terrance Hillary.

QUOTABLE: “If there’s gray hair or anybody close to a heart attack, it was tonight,” Fox Creek head coach Russ Schneider said of the back-and-forth contest. “Their kids played so hard; our kids played so hard. Nobody gave up. … I don’t know if either team could’ve played overtime, because they were exhausted.”

NEXT: Augusta Christian (1-3) at Pinewood Prep, Friday; Fox Creek (3-1) vs. Ridge Spring-Monetta, Friday.


FOX CREEK 27, AUG. CHRIST. 20

Fox Creek 7 14 0 6 – 27

Augusta Christian 0 14 0 6 – 20

First Quarter

FC–Deondre Baskett 79 run (Gavin Snipes kick), 7:45

Second Quarter

FC–Baskett 53 run (Snipes kick), 4:02

AC–Bryson Ashmore 22 run (kick failed), 3:01

FC–Darshon Broadwater 99 kick return (Snipes kick), 2:46

AC–Ashmore 62 run (Dae-vonte Shanks run), 2:29

Fourth Quarter

AC–Tyquan Burns 37 run (run failed), 4:03 FC – Baskett 2 run (kick failed), 1:09

 ACFC
First Downs1613
Rushes-Yards31-29448-282
Passing Yards13926
Comp.-Att.-Int.10-18-33-5-0
Fumbles-Lost5-36-1
Punts-Yards2-47.04-32.5
Penalties-Yards6-656-40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Augusta Christian: Ashmore 18-170, Burns 4-68, Blake Rish 2-4, Nick Fortenberry 3-29, Shanks 1-5, Hunter Beyersdoerfer 2-(-6). Fox Creek: Baskett 12-150, Ike El 20-101, Jaquan Williams 5-47, Dalton Swires 7-22, K.J. Green 1-5, Team 3-(-43).

PASSING–Augusta Christian: Beyersdoerfer 10-18-3 139. Fox Creek: Baskett 3-5-0 26.

RECEIVING–Augusta Christian: Fortenberry 5-70, Brandon Rosier 2-30, Lance Arbogast 2-14, Jacob Greenway 1-13, Ashmore 1-13. Fox Creek: Darshon Broadwater 2-13, Malik Hightower 1-13.

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