CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte Christian School rode the back of star running back Justus Woods to the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association Division I state championship.
The senior's final touchdown, one of several on the day, capped off a 47-21 win over Providence Day School on Friday in the WSOC-TV High School Football Extra Game of the Week.
The Knights (10-1) avenged last year's one-point defeat in the state championship game.
They led Providence Day 13-7 at halftime, but used a huge third quarter to build a 40-7 edge.
Charlotte Christian, which suffered a heartbreaking 28-27 loss to Charlotte Latin to end last season, won its first state title since 2014.
The Knights lost their season opener, 19-14, against Charlotte Catholic, but since rolled off 10 straight victories.
During the winning streak, Christian beat Latin, 34-0, and Providence Day, 52-14, over the final two weeks of the regular season.
The Knights, led by Woods, a Big 22 Player to Watch, beat Christ School, 52-12, in last week's state semifinal game.
Providence Day (9-3) lost its bid for its first state championship since 2011.
The Chargers bounced back from their defeat by Charlotte Christian three weeks ago to knock off High Point Christian Academy, 48-14, in last week's semifinal.
Providence Day is led by Big 22 Players to Watch Elijiah Brown and Porter Rooks.
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