Bees score 38 points in first half of game
Academy Bees scored 31 points in the second quarter and 7 in the first quarter as they handed the Salado Eagles their fourth straight loss of the year, this time a 38-0 shut out Sept. 18 in Academy.
Trent Underwood scored a four yard touchdown midway through the first quarter.
Grayson Edwards dove in from the one yard line to cap a 65 yard drive with 11:54 left in the first half.
Four minutes later, Jakie Nichols threw to Patrick Hernandez for a 22 yard touchdown and a 21-0 lead for the Bees.
Nichols added a touchdown on the ground with 4:26 left in the first half, scoring from the Salado four yard line,
Underwood scored his second touchdown of the game on a five yard run with 2:12 left in the half. Preston Secrest kicked his fifth extra point for the 35-0 lead.
The Bees recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff near midfield to set up Academy’s final score. On a fourth and nine to go, Secrest kicked a 37 yard field goal with 29 seconds left in the half for the final lead of 38-0.
The Eagles offense struggled in both aspects of the game. Due to sacks and fumbles, the Eagles had negative yards rushing and just 38 yards passing. Salado had 11 yards total offense in the game.
Academy had 323 yards offense, most of it from a pounding ground game that saw Cody Martinez pounded out 114 yards, including a long run of 56 yards.
The Eagles defense forced Academy to punt twice and turn the ball over on downs twice in the second half.
Kaden Smein intercepted a Jakie Nichols pass and returned it 23 yards for one of the few bright spots in the game for Salado.
Drew Dobbins returned four kicks for 101 total yards, including one for 45 yards. Jake Harvey returned a kick for 40 yards.