LOCUST FORK —
Shiloh Biles finished off the first-half scoring for Locust Fork with a 38-yard touchdown run, putting his team up 36-7 at intermission.
Stephens finished the first half with 183 rushing yards on just seven carries.
Locust Fork closed out their scoring early in the third period when Hornbuckle tossed a 7-yard scoring pass to Brandon Rylant. Hornbuckle missed the point after, but the Hornets had a commanding 42-7 lead and Coach Chris Musso began emptying his bench giving some needed experience to underclassmen.
Douglas managed a couple of fourth-quarter scores, the last coming with only 30 seconds remaining.
Stephens finished the game with 203 rushing yards on only nine attempts. Shiloh Biles added 75 yards on 10 carries while Josh Tawbush chipped in another 69 yards on six attempts, as the Hornets piled up a new season-high rushing total of 383 yards and a total offense of 419 yards.
The Locust Fork defense held the Eagles (1-5, 0-5 region) to only 33 total yards in the first half and 212 total for the game.
The Hornets move to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the region, and are guaranteed first non-losing season since 2002. They travel to Guntersville next week.