by Beech High School, 2018-09-18T09:15:39.000-07:00September 18 2018, at 09:15 AM PDT
The Beech Buccaneers jumped out in front of the Hunters Lane Warriors and never looked back en route to a 49-0 win on Friday Night at Shackle Island Stadium.
The Bucs earned a 35-0 halftime lead, and coasted in the second half due to the mercy rule. Beech coach Anthony Crabtree was pleased with his team’s effort on the night.
“I thought our guys came out and executed a little bit better than last week,” Crabtree said. “We just have to continue to work and get better.”
Running back Ja’Sean Parks got the scoring started, finding the end zone from 10 yards out, capping an 8-play, 62-yard drive and giving the Bucs a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.
After that, the defense got going for Beech, as Brendan Seguira picked off a Warrior pass and ran it back for a 28-yard interception return touchdown. The Buccaneer defense was dominant, yielding just two first downs to the Hunters Lane offense.
From there, Eric McMillner ran in a 7-yard touchdown, capping a quick 3-play, 48-yard scoring drive, making the score 21-0 late in the first quarter.
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“We were able to score a bunch of points early, and it was a big boost to our guys,” Crabtree said. “It gives your guys a lot of confidence and makes you play harder when that stuff happens for you.”
Aaron Foxx extended the Bucs lead to 28-0 on the first play of the second quarter on a 4-yard touchdown scamper. Tysean Jefferson pushed the lead to 35-0 on a 14-yard touchdown run, wrapping up another short scoring drive, this one covering just 32 yards.
After the Bucs fumbled to start the second half, the defense got the ball right back when Xavier Shaw picked off a Warrior pass at the 11.
This set up the longest drive of the night for the Beech offense, a 7-play 89-yard drive, capped by a 67-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Jackson Bryan to Zack Oden, making the score 42-0.
The onslaught continued as the Buccaneers recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. This led to Jeremy Stone 2-yard touchdown, to put an end to the scoring on the night.
The win improves Beech to 3-2. The Bucs will host Springfield next Friday.
“Springfield is a good football team,” Crabtree said. “It’s a non-region game, but it’s a big game for us and a chance to get another win for our seniors.”