KETCHUM — Breaking out to a 34-0 lead in the first quarter, Afton crushed Ketchum 56-0 in a non-district football game here Friday, Sept. 15.
The Eagles (3-0) scored on their first seven possessions and on eight of nine series in the game.
They kicked the ball away just once.
“We punted with the jayvee group on a third down and long,” Afton head coach Zach Gardner said. “We were able to shut them out with our jayvee group in the second half.”
The Warriors were in the red zone just once, before half, and time expired, Gardner said.
The Warriors managed only 75 yards in total offense, 54 rushing yards and 21 passing on a 2 of 7 showing.
Ketchum had four drives end with fumbles.
After scoring five times in the opening frame, the Eagles bumped the score to 50-0 at the half.
They got their final score in the fourth quarter.
“We didn’t know how the kids would respond, but we played like a championship caliber team as far as getting things done early and often, then getting everybody else into the game,” Gardner said.
Because of the lopsided score, the teams played with a running clock late in the second quarter, Gardner said.
Senior Wil Amos continued his dazzling play, rushing for 127 yards and four touchdowns on only six carries.
Amos had TD runs of 14, 1 and 13 yards in the first quarter and added an 84-yard burst in the second.
Hunter Julian and Kyle Corley also had first-quarter TDs, Julian on a 30-yard run and Corley on a 52-yard pass from Amos.
Weston Amos got Afton’s final score, a 40-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Wil Amos completed all seven of his pass attempts for 136 yards and a touchdown.
Corley had 90 yards and a touchdown on two catches.
Brett Hollon snagged three passes for 35 yards and Fuser and Julian had one reception each for 6 and 5 yards, respectively.
The Eagles have an off week then begin District A-7 play on Sept. 29 at home with Barnsdall.
“It will be nice to have some time off to fine tune some things and get better as a team,” Gardner said.