BRUNING — Fullerton football coach Ryan Haughton thought his Warriors might be going to play the best 8-man team in the state on Wednesday.
And Class D-2 top-ranked Bruning-Davenport/Shickley did little to prove him wrong.
The Eagles scored on seven out of nine possessions in the first half and didn’t allow eighth-ranked Fullerton a first down in racing to a 50-0 lead before winning 50-16 to advance to the quarterfinal round next Tuesday.
“That’s a heck of a football team,” Haughton said. “Sometimes you run into a buzzsaw like that. It happens in high school football, college football and pro football.
“They have great depth, they got rolling and we came in just a little banged up.”
BDS co-head coach Mark Rotter said the Eagles played about as good as could be expected early.
“We came and out we clicked on all cylinders,” Rotter said. “We played at a very high level and we did last week as well.”
BDS scored on its third play from scrimmage when quarterback John Christensen connected with Thomas Mick for a 26-yard score.
After a punt on its second possession, the floodgates opened.
The Eagles scored on six of their final seven possessions of the half, with Christensen scoring on 2- and 1-yard runs and Mick on 10- and 6-yard runs.
Christensen mixed in an 11-yard pass to Holden Stengel and another to Mick with 15 seconds left before half.
In all, Mick accounted for four touchdowns and Christensen five (two runs and three passes).
“We didn’t expect this,” Christensen said. “We knew they would be physical. We knew that they had a really good football team.”
Meanwhile, the defense was just as brilliant as the Warriors managed 40 yards in the first half on 28 plays. They were forced to punt on five out of eight possessions and the BDS defense came up with two interceptions.
The Warriors got second half touchdowns from Hunter Friend on a 1-yard run in the third quarter and on a 25-yard pass from Brandon Rasmussen to Brent Wetovick that capped a 77-yard drive in the fourth quarter.
“The finality of the last game is always tough,” Haughton said. “But 8-2 is the second best record we have had at Fullerton in the last 30 years. They had some great wins along the way and we said on the ride home that we would dwell on the positives.”
Friend finished with 67 yards on 22 carries to lead Fullerton, which finished 8-2 on the season. Wetovick has two catches for 64 yards.
BDS (10-0) will play at Wynot in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
Fullerton (8-2)......0 0 8 8—16
BDS (10-0).........20 30 0 0—50
BDS—Thomas Mick 26 pass from John Christensen (Mick run), 9:44
BDS—Christensen 1 run (pass failed), 4:23
BDS—Christensen 2 run (pass failed), :42
BDS—Holden Stengel 11 pass from Christensen (Karsen Dickson pass from Christensen), 10:55
BDS—Mick 10 run (Mick run), 10:33
BDS—Mick 2 run (run failed), 1:15
BDS—Mick 11 pass from Christensen (Dylan Domeier run), :15
F—Hunter Friend 1 run (TJ Dubas run), 5:11
F—Brent Wetovick 25 pass from Brandon Rasmussen (Dubas pass from Rasmussen), 4:04
First downs 7 18
Rushes-yards 31-106 45-225
Passing yards 97 92
Comp-Att-Int 7-24-2 10-14-0
Punts-avg. 5-31 6-32.5
Return Yards 48 25
Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-0
Penalties-yards 8-57 3-25
RUSHING—F, Friend 22-67, Dubas 1‘-6, Jo. Wetovick 4-33, Sonderup 1-0, Rasmussen 2-4, Knopik 1-1 BDS, Christensen 11-71, Norder 2-12, Th. Mick 12-91, Schroeder 15-36, Quinones 4-10, Aa. Mick 1-4
PASSING—F, Rasmussen 7-22-97-2, Dubas 0-1-0-0, Hu. Haughton 0-1-0-0. BDS, Christensen 10-14-92-0.
RECEIVING—F, Dubas 2-8, Friend 1-5, Jo. Wetovick 1-16, Sonderup 1-4, Br. Wetovick 2-64. BDS, Th. Mick 5-58, Norder 2-10, Stengel 2-16, Dickson 1-8.