For the second straight week, the Haughton Buccaneers won in dominating fashion. Booker T. Washington was the victim Friday night at Harold E. Harlan Stadium.
The Bucs, coming off a 42-7 victory over Minden, improved to 2-0 with a 42-6 rout of the Lions. BTW dropped to 0-2.
Haughton piled up 390 total yards to 164 for BTW, per Haughton stats. It was the second straight week the Bucs have held an opponent to less than 170 yards.
A running clock was used for most of the second half.
Haughton started fast. Kynan Hayes scooped up a fumble caused by Jalob Walker and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown with just over two minutes gone in the game.
It took the Bucs a little longer to score again. Lavonta Gipson went 14 yards for a TD with 31 seconds left in the first. The second of Korbin Schmidt’s six PATs made it 14-0.
“They had the ball for a long time in the first quarter but we were winning,” Haughton coach Jason Brotherton said. “Our defense scored the first touchdown. They were out there for a long time. But we kind of got on them early and never looked back.
“It wasn’t too stressful. We got on ’em pretty quick and stayed that way the whole time.”
Haughton senior quarterback Cameron Townsend was almost perfect for the second week in a row.
He completed eight of nine passes for 122 yards with one TD and one interception. In two games, Townsend is 20 of 21 for 288 yards.
His TD pass against BTW went to Hayes and covered 10 yards. It gave the Bucs a 35-6 lead early in the second half.
Townsend also rushed five times for 81 yards, including a 5-yard TD run in the second quarter.
“Our quarterback played great again,” Brotherton said. “In two games he’s thrown one incomplete pass. That’s just unbelievable to me.”
Gipson finished with 66 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns. Keyshawn Davis gained 47 yards on six carries and scored a touchdown.
Sophomore Tristan Sweeney came up with some big plays, catching three passes for 99 yards.
“We had some young kids play well,” Brotherton said. “Tristan Sweeney kind of did what we’ve been waiting for him to do. He grew up tonight. The O line dominated. Our defense played well too.”
The Bucs limited the Lions to 47 yards rushing.
Walker led the way with five solo tackles and two assists. He also had an interception.
Khaylon Chapple had four solo tackles and one assist. He was in on
3.5 tackles for loss.
Riley Wallis had two solo tackles and three assists. Harrison Voigt had two solo tackles and two assists.
Haughton faces defending District 1-4A champ Woodlawn (1-1) Thursday at Independence Stadium. The Knights fell to Captain Shreve 19-18 Thursday night.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org