For Columbia Academy, the Friday trip to meet Rabun County (Ga.) at Boyd-Buchanan in Chattanooga was intended by veteran coach Charlie Lansdell to be a stiff test as the Bulldogs prepare for the Division II-A playoffs.
The Tigers certainly provided a test, as junior Gunner Stockton and his squad scored on their first six offensive possessions and cruised to a 42-6 win.
Stockton, a 2022 South Carolina commit and the top-ranked dual-threat quarterback in his class across the nation, lived up to the hype against the Bulldogs’ defense. He completed 14-of-18 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for a score, but only carried the ball three times for eight yards in the game.
Lang Windham was the workhorse out of the backfield for the 6-1 Tigers — from Tiger, Ga. — carrying nine times for 122 yards and scoring the final touchdown of the first half on a 27-yard play-action throwback pass from Stockton. Windham added 51 receiving yards to his resume in the game.
Columbia Academy (1-7) was held to just 124 yards of total offense in the game. No Bulldogs ran for more than 19 yards in the game, as Max Ballard led the way with 19 yards on seven carries.
Camren Horton did haul in a 30-yard touchdown pass from Nick Brown late in the fourth quarter as the Bulldogs avoided the shutout.
The Bulldogs will look ahead to Fayette Academy on the road in next week’s regular-season finale.
Rabun Co. (Ga.) 42, Columbia Acad. 6
at Boyd Buchanan School, Chattanooga
RC 21 21 0 0 — 42
CA 0 0 0 6 — 6
|RC — Lang Windham 19 run (9:11) Cesar Armenta kick|
|RC — Tate Ramey 8 pass from Gunner Stockton (4:36) Armenta kick|
|RC — Ramey 20 pass from Stockton (0:08) Armenta kick|
|RC — Adriel Clark 45 pass from Stockton (8:50) Armenta kick|
|RC — Stockton 5 run (4:08) Armenta kick|
|RC — Windham 27 pass from Stockton (1:07) Armenta kick|
|CA — Camren Horton 30 pass from Nick Brown (5:29) kick failed|
|Rabun Co. — Lang Windham 9-122, Keilin Sanders 6-62, Bryson Addis 3-18, Gunner Stockton 3-8, Garrett Horton 1-0|
|Columbia Acad. — Max Ballard 7-19, Devon Del Carmen 2-12, Harrison Diles 4-8, Montae Baldwin 2-6, Bryant Beranek 4-5, Camren Horton 1-3, Canon Lansdell 1-2, Chris Modeste 3-2, Nathan Thomas 3-0, Nick Brown 2-(-6)|
|Rabun Co. — Gunner Stockton 14-18-0 241, Garrett Horton 2-4-0 21|
|Columbia Acad. — Bryant Beranek 3-9-0 43, Nick Brown 1-1-0 30|
|Rabun Co. — Adriel Clark 4-114, Lang Windham 3-50, Tate Ramey 4-40, Sutton Jones 2-26, Jarrett Giles 1-21, Ethan Clarke 1-8, Keilin Sanders 1-(-4)|
|Columbia Acad. — Camren Horton 1-30, Collins Malone 1-16, Devon Del Carmen 1-16, Chris Modeste 1-11|