The Resurrection Catholic football team is one win away from playing for a Class 1A state championship.
The Eagles rolled to a 31-0 victory at Stringer Friday night to earn the right to host the Class 1A South State title game against Lumberton at 7 p.m. on Friday at War Memorial Stadium.
The shutout was the eighth of the season for the Eagles.
"We've still got Lumberton to go," RCS coach Scott Sisson said Friday. "They're the last team to score on us. I know they'll be confident coming in playing us. It'll be the second time around and that's always tough."
Resurrection (12-0) won at Lumberton, 25-8, on Oct. 30 in the regular season.
Friday night's outcome was the second shutout of Stringer by RCS this season after a 29-0 game on Oct. 9.
"I think they thought we'd do the same thing," Sisson said. "We put a few wrinkles in and caught them off guard. We jumped on them and the defense was able to hold them off. We came out throwing and they weren't ready for that."
Junior running back Patrick Watts provided the first score of the night on an 11-yard touchdown run at the 9:53 mark of the first quarter to make it 7-0.
Following a Michael Gatschet interception, Dillon Jolly ran 46 yards for a touchdown to make it 14-0 with 3:32 left in the first quarter.
Watts scored his second and final touchdown of the night at the 11:25 mark of the second quarter to make it 21-0.
Justice Sharp ran 15 yards for a touchdown seven minutes later and RCS led 28-0 at halftime.
A 22-yard field goal by Phillip Burrow in the third quarter proved to be the final score of the night for the Eagles.
Gatschet had two interceptions to lead the RCS defensive effort.
Lumberton beat Nanih Waiya, the team that eliminated RCS last year, in a 35-27 game Friday night.