Bethlehem Christian Academy senior running back Chad Norwood had a career night Friday — rushing for five first-half touchdowns and adding a kickoff return for a score in the second half — as the Knights routed Augusta Prep 42-12 in Martinez for the first victory of the season and the Bruce Lane era at BCA.

Norwood, who tallied 250 yards on the ground on 13 carries, scored on runs of 67 and 79 yards in the first quarter and then tacked on three more rushing touchdowns in the second quarter (79, 10 and 2 yards) as the Knights (1-2) built a 35-0 halftime lead. Norwood’s 70-yard kick return came in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 42-6.

Augusta Prep (2-2) got a pair of rushing touchdowns in the second half — a 57-yard run by Adam Bussey and a 2-yard plunge by Bryson Cronan.

It was the second straight year BCA defeated the Cavaliers after a 65-0 drubbing last season.

The Knights will be back in action Oct. 2 when they host Southwest Georgia Academy of Damascus for homecoming at 7:30 p.m.


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