St. Albans sophomore Larry Holmes was too valuable to take off the field Friday at St. Alban's, and by the time the Bulldogs finished the 28-22 victory, St. Stephen's had seen enough of him.
Playing every snap including special teams, Holmes rushed for 273 yards on 21 carries and scored on runs of 76, 70 and 45 yards. He also recovered a key fourth-quarter fumble and as the holder on place kicks, made turned a high snap into a makeable extra point placement.
In six games, Holmes has rushed for 952 yards on 89 carries, a 10.7 average per rush. He has scored 13 touchdowns, 10 of them covering 60 yards or more.
Earlier this season, Holmes ran for 236 yards against Jefferson despite playing only two quarters.
"Larry's done a heck of a job for us," St. Albans Coach Dick Allanson said. "He's a super athlete. We thought he'd be a good back for us, but I didn't expect anything like he's doing."
Holmes, who is 5 feet 9 and 157 pounds, played quarterback as a freshman.
About his two remaining years, all Holmes can say is, "I'll take the years as they come. I don't know what to expect."