The Lion attack was hitting on all cylinders once again as they came through with big plays all night in what became a 39-7 blowout victory of Fisher.

Zach Diez, Tyler Cambre and the rest of the Ascension Christian offense has been putting up big numbers each week, and it didn’t stop last Friday night.

The Lion attack was hitting on all cylinders once again as they came through with big plays all night in what became a 39-7 blowout victory of Fisher.

In the win, Diez threw for more than 400 yards, and Cambre had over 200 yards receiving.

“Cambre and Diez have been electric all year. They worked hard in the summer,” Ascension Christian head coach Josh Puryear said. “We can pass the ball. We have to work on running. I feel like this year we have a good skill group, and we’re finally healthy. That’s a big part of us going on a two-game winning streak. I’m excited.”

The week prior, the Lions had to come back from 12 down to beat Westminster Christian on the road to pick up their first victory of the season.

There was no letdown against Fisher.

On Ascension Christian’s second possession of the game, they marched 93 yards in just eight plays. They scored the first points of the contest on a three-yard touchdown run by Hunter Jacobs.

Trailing 6-0, Fisher put a nice drive together that reached the Lion 11-yard line, but the Ascension Christian defense came up with their first big play of the game.

Luke Sylve recovered a Gator fumble that ended the scoring threat.

The Lion offense then capitalized to begin the second quarter. Six plays after recovering the fumble, Diez hit Cambre on a slant, and he outran all defenders for a 59-yard touchdown to extend the Ascension Christian lead to 12-0.

Diez kept the hot hand.

Late in the half, he hit Derrick Varnado down the sideline for 26 yards. On the very next play, he got the ball to Varnado for a 24-yard touchdown to make it 18-0.

Fisher tried desperately to score points right before the half. They got inside the Lion 10-yard line in a hurry.

However, the Ascension Christian defense stood tall and made a goal-line stand, forcing the Gators to turn the ball over on downs at the 1-yard line.

The Lion offense then took advantage as they went on a 99-yard drive to close out the second quarter.

It ended with a 49-yard touchdown connection between Diez and Varnado to give them a commanding 25-0 lead at the break.

Ascension Christian blocked a punt to begin the second half and took over at the Gator 34-yard line.

Not long afterward, Cambre scored on a 17-yard touchdown catch to make it 32-0.

Fisher returned the ensuing kickoff to the Lion 7-yard line, but the Ascension Christian defense made their second goal-line stand of the game.

The Lions added their final score in the fourth quarter when Jaden Barton took it in from 17 yards out to make it 39-0.

The Ascension Christian defense held Fisher to just 239 total yards. All but 20 of those yards came from running back Nick Terrebone.

“I think we did a little bit better at tackling tonight,” Puryear said. “That was really our weakness during the first two weeks. We did a better job last week and tonight. It was good to see those guys with a little confidence and playing hard.”

As for Ascension Christian, they piled up an astounding 602 total yards.

Diez went 22-33 for 462 yards and four touchdowns.

Cambre had seven catches for 211 yards and two touchdowns. Varnado had five catches for 125 yards and two scores.

After starting the season in an 0-3 hole, the Lions have now won back-to-back games.

“Dropping the first three wasn’t fun,” Puryear said. “We have just three seniors out of 38 guys, and a lot of guys got thrust into roles where they had to play early, and they weren’t ready. But now we feel like we have more depth than we had at the beginning of the year, and we can do some different things now. Our kids have experience. We still have a ways to go, but I like where we’re at.”