In the storied history of Omaha’s high school football rivalry, Thursday’s Omaha Central-Omaha Creighton Prep game can be filed in the clunker section.

The Junior Jays scored 31 first-quarter points and another 21 before halftime on the way to a 59-13 victory over the Eagles.

It was the type of offensive showing Prep hoped would come after a 12-7 season-opening victory over Omaha North. By ground or by air, the Top 10 No. 2 Junior Jays faced little resistance from the Eagle defense.

“We were very efficient tonight, and that’s what we wanted to do,” Prep coach Tim Johnk said. “Our tempo on offense and our efficiency were outstanding.”

Not only did the 2-0 Junior Jays effectively mix their rushing and passing games, they did it in an up-tempo pace that had the Eagles (1-1) on their heels most of the night.

It took just three plays from scrimmage for Prep to score  at Burke Stadium. Junior tight end Will Manhart got loose deep in the Central secondary and quarterback Reid Burke hit him in stride for a 57-yard touchdown  40 seconds into the game.

After Prep’s stout defense shut down the Eagles on three plays, the Junior Jays put together a 12-play, 70-yard drive that ended with a 1-yard  run by Luke Sims. Central lost 10 yards on the ensuing possession and gave Prep a safety when a high snap to the punter was bobbled.

Then in a stretch of 2:39 Prep scored two more TDs to build a 31-0 lead while piling up 236 yards of offense in the first 12 minutes. Six  Junior Jays caught a pass from either Burke or George Hubner, who came in and led Prep on those last two touchdown drives.

With second-team players getting into the game  early, it was a chance for Johnk and his staff to give reserves a good number of snaps. Those live looks help build depth, and Prep’s stable of running backs got more action through a less-than-ideal path.

Starting I-back Jackson Bartling had to be helped from the field early in the second quarter. After doctors and trainers had a chance to examine him on the sideline, Bartling spent the remainder of the half with a bag of ice on his left ankle.

Bartling finished with 44 yards on eight carries while nine other backs teamed up to account for more than 200 yards. Most of those came in the first half as the game clock ran continuously through the second half.

“The effort our kids gave tonight is something I was really proud of, especially coming off of that emotional win last week,” Johnk said. “To us it doesn’t matter who we’re playing because we have to continue to work and play at a high level not matter what color the jersey is on the other side of the line.”

Central had some success in the second half with its first team offense going against Prep’s second- and third-team lines. The Eagles lost three fumbles but kept battling throughout the second half.

“I don’t think the first quarter could have gone very more awful for us,” Central coach Jay Landstrom said. “We didn’t fold in the second half, and that was good to see. There will be better days, and we’ll keep fighting.”

Omaha Central (1-1)................... 0 0 7 6—13

Omaha Creighton Prep (2-0)... 31 21 0 7—59

CP: Will Manhart 57 pass from Reid Burke (Noah Strako kick)

CP: Luke Sims 1 run (Strako kick)

CP: Safety, Central fumbled snap in end zone

CP: Mason Armstead 39 pass from Burke (John Bullock run)

CP: Elisha Burts 13 pass from George Hubner (Strako kick)

CP: Burts 1 run (Strako kick)

CP: Burts 9 run (Strako kick)

CP: Gordon Taylor 3 run (Patrick Foley kick)

OC: Abraham Hoskins 1 run (Sam Levy kick)

CP: John Coniglio 2 run (Foley kick)

OC: Hoskins 1 run (pass failed)

A: 2,700 (est.)

Individual statistics

Rushing: OC, DeAnthony Bridgeford 17-116, Zech Paladino 6-16, Abraham Hoskins 6-16, Malaby Byrd 1-9, Donald Perry 1-2, James Archie 1-(minus 2), Team 1-(minus 9). CP, John Coniglio 3-56, Gordon Taylor 7-52, Jackson Bartling 8-44, Luke Sims 5-26, Vinnie Cacioppo 7-25, Elisha Burts 4-22, Michael Pallesen 4-15, Cam West 4-13, George Hubner 2-12, Quintin Harrison 1-1, Team 1-(minus 11).

Passing: OC, Hoskins 3-6-0 57. CP, Reid Burke 7-9-0 143, George Hubner 5-5-0 37.

Receiving: OC, Perry 1-38, Torrene Jackson 2-19. CP, Mason Armstead 4-67, Will Manhart 1-57, Burts 1-13, AJ Collins 1-11, Michael Pallesen 1-9 Bartling 1-8, AJ Rollins 1-8, Joe Boulay 1-4, Alex Bullock 1-3.

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