Grace Christian Academy’s Austin Amor accounted for seven touchdowns, as the Lions held on to beat Mt. Pleasant, 48-46, on Friday evening.
Amor was 19-of-25 passing for 282 yards, four touchdowns and an interception, and ran 18 times for 135 yards and three scores.
Two of those touchdown runs came in the fourth quarter, one coming from two yards out with 58 seconds left.
Sam Jones’s point-after put the Lions up 48-40, but Mt. Pleasant’s Trevion Hale hit Zyshon Anderson for a 40-yard touchdown pass with 24 seconds left.
Grace Christian (4-4), however, prevented overtime when Tai Pillow’s 2-point conversion run came up shot.
The Lions’ Kolby Alonzo caught six of those balls for 159 yards and two touchdowns. Cole Scott and Jayce Brown caught the other touchdowns from Amor.
Amor hit Brown for a score as the Lions took an early 7-0 lead.
The Lions added six more on Amor’s 30-yard toss to Alonzo with 2:07 remaining in the first quarter.
Mt. Pleasant answered with a score, but again, Amor hit Alonzo for 85 yards and another touchdown, with GCA extending the lead to 13.
The Tigers rallied to take the lead, but again, Amor struck with a touchdown run to vault GCA ahead on an 11-yard run with 2:52 left before half.
Alonzo added seven total stops, with two tackles for loss, on defense.
Mt. Pleasant’s Trevion Hale ran 10 times for 254 yards and three scores for the Tigers (6-3).
GCA hosts Fayetteville next week.