The Holy Ground Baptist Academy football team enjoyed some rare Thursday night lights this week, but it certainly didn't slow down the Stallions' high-powered attack in a 59-0 victory over Solid Rock Academy in Roopville.
The Lions (7-2, 4-1) entered the contest sitting atop the GICAAA Division II South Region, but they had no answer for the Stallions (5-0, 3-0), who racked up 360 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers defensively. Solid Rock was allowing just 24 points per game prior to getting stampeded by the Stallions.
After having a touchdown negated due to a penalty on the opening drive, the Stallions still found their way into the end zone on an 11-yard run by Brady Yates and Jackson Yates found his twin brother for a two-point pass to make it 8-0 early.
Following an Isaiah Rice interception, Brady Yates had a 30-yard, tackle-breaking touchdown run and Jackson Yates connected with Chris Organ on the two-point pass.
Another turnover by the HG defense, this one a Jackson Yates interception, set up an 11-yard touchdown pass to Rice, but the conversion was no good, leaving it 22-0 at the start of the second quarter.
A turnover on downs set up the next Stallion score, a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Yates to Organ and Yates tacked on the two-point conversion for the 30-0 advantage.
Holy Ground added one more Jackson Yates touchdown run and an Organ two-point conversion for the 38-0 cushion at halftime.
It was more of the same in the second half, as Organ started the scoring with a four-yard run and Jackson Yates hit Brock Wright for a two-point pass.
Another Jackson Yates interception that he returned to the 1-yard line set up his own touchdown run on the next play and Organ drilled the PAT for the 53-0 margin.
The Stallions summoned their younger players down the stretch with linebacker Pace Costley and cornerback Lane Long making some key plays defensively, along Merick Rabun delivering a touchdown-saving deflection to force a turnover on downs. The final score of the night came on a Samuel Cowart 42-yard run.
Jackson Yates was 7-of-8 for 83 yards and two touchdowns and also added 75 yards on the ground.
The HG defense was led by junior Santana Johnson with six tackles, including three for a loss, while Johnathon Smith tallied five takedowns.
The Stallion offensive line was powered by Wright, T. Kirby Kilgore and Eli Horsley.
Holy Ground remains home to host Hearts Academy at 7:30 next Friday night.