Four rushing scores, two defensive touchdowns and a punt return for a TD added up to a 56-6 rout for the Bell County Bobcats at McCreary Central last Friday.
The Bobcats needed just one half of football to put up those numbers as they improved to 5-0 on the season and 1-0 in district play.
“We just played a half. We really got after them quick and scored 43 points in the first quarter. With all of the lightning delays going on both teams decided there wasn’t a big need to play the second half,” Bell coach Dudley Hilton said.
The Bobcats struck quick and often. Brandon Baker’s 33-yard touchdown run opend the scoring with 9:58 to play in the first quarter.
Jonathan Langford then returned an interception for 50 yards for another touchdown less than a minute later and Hayden Callebs ran in the conversion for a 14-0 lead.
Dawson Woolum and Will Dean added 10-yard rushing touchdowns with one Jason Jones extra point making the score 27-0 at the 5:45 mark of the first quarter.
McCreary got on the board with a long pass to Maddux McKinney that set up a 5-yard toucdown pass from Ben Trammell to Carson McKinney that made it 27-6.
The Bobcats answered right back as London Stephney hooked up with Jason Jones for a 12-yard touchdown.
Callebs added a 5-yard TD run and conversions by Kage Baker and Cameron Burnett extended the lead to 43-6 by the end of the first quarter.
The second period saw Dean scoop up a fumble and take it back 45 yards for a touchdown. Stephney capped the scoring by returning a punt 64 yards to the end zone as 56-6 proved to be the final.
Stephney completed five of seven passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. Jones caught four passes for 89 yards and the score while Burnett caught one pass for 15 yards.
Baker led the Bell running backs with three carries for 89 yards and a touchdown.
Bell County (5-0, 1-0) hosts Rockcastle County (3-2, 1-0) on Friday.
Last Thursday the Bell County freshman team puked up a nice win on the road at Harlan County 18-0 to improve to 4-0 on the season.
The Bell freshmen will be back in action the Thursday as they travel to Rockcastle County.
Monday the Bobcat JV team picked up a hard fought 6-0 win at home over Harlan County to improve to 3-2 on the year.
The Bell JV will be back in action on October 7th when Pulaski County comes to town.