MURPHY, N.C. — For the second straight week Rabun County piled up over 500 yards of offense in a 59-14 rout of defending Class A North Carolina state champion Murphy on Friday on the road.
Gunner Stockton threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns, Lang Windham ran for 142 yards and three scores, and Jaden Gibson caught 6 passes for 197 yards as the offense punted just twice.
The Wildcats (2-1) led 38-0 as five different players scored before Murphy got on the board in the third quarter. Windham scored on a 3-yard run, Stockton scored on a 36-yard run, and then hit Gibson on an 80-yard bomb to close out the first quarter leading 21-0.
Gus Hood booted a 41-yard field goal and Stockton and Baxley O’Brien connected on a 4-yard TD pass. Windham closed out the half with a 4-yard TD run for a 38-0 halftime lead.
Murphy scored on a 12-yard TD pass before O’Brien caught his second TD of the day, a 1-yarder for a 45-7 lead in the third quarter. Windham scored again less than a minute later on a 24-yard run. Ethan Clarke finished the scoring with an 80-yard bomb from Stockton on the final play of the game as time expired.