The rematch of last year's bi-district championship between Stephenville and Decatur was once again a lopsided affair, but this time Decatur, who were heavy favorites and lost last season, were the team to come out on top in a 61-35 weather shortened shootout.
The Eagles offense is all that many spoke about entering Friday's contest and it did not disappoint in the three and half or so quarters of play.
On the first offensive play of the game, Decatur hit a 69-yard touchdown pass to set the tempo.
The first score was one of five scoring plays that went 60-plus yards for the Eagles as they posted a whopping 615 yards of total offense, including 547 yards through the air.
While Stephenville was outdone on the scoreboard, they also put on a solid showing on offense statistically.
The team posted 409 yards of total offense, with quarterback Easton Jones accounting for 234 yards through the air. His favorite target on the night was Conner Schmutz who caught 10 passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns.
The ground game was more of the same from Stephenville's previous three contests. Running back Krece Nowak rushed for 163 yards on 26 carries, which was his fourth straight game with 100-plus yards.
The game was halted with close to nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter due to lightning in the area. Shortly after the postponement, coaches and officials mutually agreed to end the game.
With the loss, Stephenville drops to 0-4 on the season and will continue to search for their first win next week when they host Graham.