High Point Christian avenged two consecutive state semifinal playoff losses (2018 & 2019) to Metrolina by dropping the Warriors, 40-21, on Thursday evening.
High Point's senior quarterback Luke Homol did most of the damage, recording six touchdowns and leading his Cougar offense to over 500 yards of total offense.
Homol went to work early, calling his own number on the Cougars' first two scores with TD runs of 72 and 45 yards.
High Point carried a 26-0 lead into halftime.
Metrolina received the second-half kickoff and marched down the field, scoring on a Ryan McEvoy to Brian Kearnes 25 yard touchdown pass.
Metrolina's senior Caleb Titherington's long interception set up a Joe Dilly 10-yard TD at 11:52 in the fourth quarter, making the score 26-14 and providing hope for a late Metrolina comeback.
Both teams traded touchdowns over the next eight minutes and forty seconds, with HPCA scoring one final touchdown with 1:30 to play to seal High Point's first win all-time versus Metrolina after losing their first seven games.
Impressive outings for Metrolina:
Senior Ryan McEvoy in his first game as starter (11-for-22, 159 yards passing, 2 TDs and 1 INT.)
Senior transfer Joe Dilly on both sides of the ball- (11 carries for 78 yards and 1 TD and six total tackles on defense.)
Metrolina plays Rabun Gap (GA) (1-0) at home on Friday night.