The Burton Panthers blew open their game at Hearne, Friday night, with 26 unanswered points in the third quarter, en route to a 54-6 win over the Eagles.
The game got off to a wild start with Jumon Bradley putting the Panthers on top with a 40-yard midway through the first quarter.
The Eagles tied the game on the next kickoff Cedrion Golden raced 70-yard for the 6-6 tie.
But just seconds later Burton (2-2) answered right back with Luke Huffer’s 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
The score remained 14-6 until late in the first half.
On a third-and-20, Huffer hit Louis Brown on quick slant that gained 26 yards and kept the drive alive. Huffer capped the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run, giving the Panthers a 22-6 halftime lead.
The third quarter was a disaster for the Eagles (0-3), as Burton reached the end zone four times.
Brown scored on a 22-yard run; Huffer picked off a pass and raced 48-yards; Brown recovered a fumble and took it 36-yards; and Huffer scored his fourth touchdown of the night with an 11-yard run.
Brown added one last touchdown in the fourth quarter with an 87-yard sprint—his third touchdown of the night.
Brown led the Panthers with 158 yards on just five carries. Bradley was the Panthers’ workhorse, with 122 yards on 19 carries.
The Panthers now prepare for the 13/2A Div. II opener next Friday night against the Snook Blue Jays at Allen Academy in Bryan. Kickoff is set for 7:30.
OTHER 13/2A DIV. II SCORES:
WEIMAR 23 SNOOK (2-2) 3
YORKTOWN 59 SOMERVILLE (0-4) 14
IOLA 26 MILANO (0-4) 0
BREMOND (4-0) 41 SAN SABA 0
HOLLAND 52 BARTLETT (0-4) 6
THRALL 20 GRANGER (0-4) 13