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.
FOX CREEK 27,
AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN 20
Fox Creek 7 14 0 6 – 27
Aug. Christian 0 14 0 6 – 20
FC–Deondre Baskett 79 run (Gavin Snipes kick), 7:45
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
AC–Tyquan Burns 37 run (run failed), 4:03 FC – Baskett 2 run (kick failed), 1:09
First Downs: 16 13
Rushes-Yards: 31-294 48-282
Passing Yards: 139 26
Comp.-Att.-Int.: 10-18-3 3-5-0
Fumbles-Lost: 5-3 6-1
Punts-Yards: 2-47.0 4-32.5
Penalties-Yards: 6-65 6-40