The Stone High football team scored as many points in the first half of Friday's 40-14 victory over Wingfield than it had scored in its last five games.
Justin Smith scored the first of his five touchdowns with just 1:37 gone off the clock and the rout was on.
The Tomcats defense played stingy and forced several mistakes and punts while allowing just one Wingfield score in the first half as the Stone offense put up 32 points.
"They played pretty tough," coach Adam Stone said of his defense. "They were hitting hard and got the job done."
Had it not been for a rash of penalties, the Tomcats would likely have scored several more times.
Justin Evans scored on a 34-yard punt return and would've scored on an 84-yard return if not for a block in the back penalty.
Smith finished the night with 135 yards on 10 carries while Evin Jagours gained 129 yards on 13 carries.
The success of the ground game made passing unnecessary and Stone only attempted one pass on the night.
"Justin Smith and Evin were getting it done and there was no real reason to go to the air," Stone said.
Smith scored on runs of five, six, 14, six and 28 yards.
Evans was successful on one of six PATs and the defense put two points on the board with a fourth-quarter safety.
The victory was just what the doctor ordered as Stone (3-4 overall, 1-3 Region 3-5A) hosts a tough Brookhaven team before traveling to South Jones and finishing up the regular season when Wayne County comes to town.
"It's nice to get the W," Stone said. "We've struggled to get the offense going for several games and it's good to see what you've worked hard at come together in a game."
Stone said he was pleased to see the offensive line open some holes for the backs to run through.
The Tomcats finished the night with 380 yards of offense.