Auburn Mountainview marched down the field to the Spartans 40-yard line before the quarterback scrambled and fumbled.
It was a sign of things to come as Bainbridge High School beat the Lions soundly 42-7 Sept. 8.
The Spartans scooped up the fumbled ball and ran down to Auburn’s 20-yard line to start their first drive.
Quarterback Jack Grant scrambled in the red zone to get the Spartans to the goal line. Garrett Goade walked into the endzone to make it 7-0 within the first few minutes.
On Auburn Mountainiew’s second play of its next drive, the running back fumbled and linebacker Adrian Ayling dove on the ball at Auburn’s 30-yard line.
Goade finished the quick drive with three carries for 25 yards and a touchdown to make it 14-0.
The Lions running back scrambled around the field, going back and forth before picking up a 35-yard gain to the Spartan 43-yard line. He kept the momentum alive by leading Auburn to the Spartans red zone. However, Bainbridge’s Sam Anderson intercepted a pass in the endzone and returned it to Auburn’s 39-yard line.
Bainbridge’s Chris Bartell took the load of snaps on the third possession and ended the drive with a 1-yard carry to end the first quarter leading 21-0.
Bainbridge held Auburn Mountainview on a 4th and 5 to take over at midfield to start the second quarter. Grant threw a 47-yard touchdown down the middle of the field to Luca Dubitzky to make it 28-0 with 11 minutes left in the half.
Grant ended the half with a long pass down the right sideline to Calum McCarter to make it 35-0 at halftime.
The Spartans started near their goal line to start the second half. Bainbridge marched down the field and took over six minutes before scoring its final TD of the game. Grant found McCarter again to make it 42-0.
Both teams stalled in the second half until the Lions broke the shutout, ending the game at 42-7 Spartans.