Roberson wins.

Well, I got to see a heck of a performance last night by the guys at TC. Its the first time I’ve seen them play in person all year and I was impressed. I wish I could see next weeks game against Crest, but I’ll dafinately make the trip to see the championship when they get there. Here’re some selections from the Asheville Citizen-Times article. It was fun to watch.

Mills scored four touchdowns and recorded three interceptions in the Roberson Rams’ 34-21 win over the Ashbrook Green Wave in the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs.

Mills finished with 271 yards on 23 carries. He also recovered an onside kick with 3:13 remaining in the game following the Green Wave’s second touchdown in the second half.

“I know it’s going to get tougher and tougher as the playoffs go on,” said Mills, who had another touchdown in the fourth quarter negated by a holding penalty. “You have to bring your A game every time you step on the field or your season will be over. I just wanted to play my A game tonight.”
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Roberson is unbeaten in eight games at L. Guy Ensley Memorial Stadium, where more than 3,000 fans attended the Class 3-AA quarterfinal between the Rams and the Green Wave.

“This is a big win for our team,” Houston said. “But it’s also a big win for T.C. Roberson High School and south Buncombe County. They have been very supportive of us all year.”

Ashbrook had a 13-play, 66-yard scoring drive that spanned 7:44 to start the second half. Senior quarterback Cole Russell capped it with a 4-yard touchdown run. He also threw for 43 yards during the drive.

Mills thwarted the Green Wave’s next drive on a fourth-and- 14 situation from the Rams’ 33-yard line with his third interception.

“Our defense is No. 1 in the state,” Mills said. “We wanted to show them we are No. 1 in the state for a reason.”

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The Rams led 34-7 at halftime.

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