Montezuma's Cruz DeJong throws a pass during the second half of the Braves 87-0 win over the Twin Cedars Sabers on Friday night Oct. 1.
By J.O. Parker
If you blinked at Friday night’s game against Twin Cedars, Eddie Burgess and company may have scored a couple touchdowns on the way to a 87-0 win over the winless Sabers.
The varsity played the first half of the game with the junior varsity taking control in the second half. The Braves scored 41-points in the first quarter, followed by 28 in the second quarter, a 2-point safety in the third and wrapped up the game with 16-points in the final period.
Burgess went 10/11 for 175-yards and 6 touchdowns in the passing department. He now leads the state with 47 touchdowns.
Garrett Watts, a sophomore, briefly took the reins in the second half before suffering a game-ending injury. It is not know the extent of his injuries.
Cruz DeJong, a sophomore, finished the second half, going 1/4 for 21-yards and 1 touchdown. He rushed 9 times for 80-yards and 1 touchdown.
Masin Shearer caught 4 passes for 74-yards and 2 touchdowns. Owen Cook had 2 receptions for 65-yards and 1 touchdown. David Rose, a freshman, had one catch for 21-yards and a touchdown. Eli Bustomonte, a junior, finished the game with a 1-yard reception for a score. Tod Geiger had 2 catches for 22-yards and 2 touchdowns. Connor Van Zee finished the game with 1 reception for 13-yards.
On defense, Martavious Knox, a junior, had 7 tackles including 6 solo in the game while Brett Plants, a freshman, finished the game with 6.5 tackles including 2 solo. Butamonte finished with 3 solo tackles and a host of other players had tackles in the game.
Braxton Simpson and Matt Karadios, both sophomores, had fumbles while Van Zee and Burgess had 1 interception each.
Cook had 11 kickoffs with 10 being touchbacks for 552-yards. DeJong had 2 kickoffs for 59 yards. He also had one punt for 33-yards and Burgess had 1 punt return for 36-yards.
Next up, the 7-0 Braves travel to Baxter for a game against the 6-O Bolts at the Baxter – Seales Sport Complex. It should be a good one!
Game time is 7 p.m.