The O’Connell Buccaneers sent their fans home with a dominant win Friday night over Pasadena First Baptist at Kermit Courville Stadium.
After taking a 6-0 lead through the first quarter, the Bucs ballooned that advantage to 20-0 by halftime. O’Connell still had the shutout going, leading 28-0, after three quarters before First Baptist finally got in the board in the final period.
O’Connell’s Chris Horton simply could not be stopped on the ground, tallying 273 yards and four touchdowns on just four carries. Quarterback Tanner Adkins had a solid showing with 120 yards and a TD on 8-for-15 passing, and Sam Wisener was the team’s leading receiver with 95 yards and a TD on seven catches.
Leading the Bucs’ defense Friday were Trey Cotton with nine tackles, John Godinich with eight tackles and Horton with six tackles.
The Bucs, now 1-1 on the season, will look to add another one to the win column in their next game, which will be 7 p.m. Friday at Evadale.