Franko Harris got the first score of Blue Ridge’s 49-0 win over Buckeye Odyssey Institute on Friday with a 3-yard run right up the middle. Sammie Montoya also got on the board with a touchdown run at the 8:27 mark of the first quarter, and the Yellowjackets’ defense had no problems with the Minotaurs to start the contest, getting multiple three-and-outs.

Blue Ridge wasn’t done in the first quarter. Quarterback Hunter Martinez hit Montoya for a score and a 20-lead. Cody Wallace scored at 1:14 to make the score 27-0 to end the first quarter.

Seth Slaughter busted out for a long score making it 34-0.

The Minotaurs’ defense was big up front but couldn’t combat the Yellowjackets’ blocking. The offense for Odyssey didn’t do much better as it couldn’t pass the 50-yard line in the first two quarters.

Jace Barton scored on a long run with 2:35 left in the second quarter making it 43-0. Blue Ridge looked tough going into halftime with a commanding 43-0 lead.

Hershel Gregg and the ‘Jackets’ defense kept the the Minotaurs offense in check with some hard-hitting stops. The ‘Jackets put it in cruise control as Barton got his second score making it 49-0 with 5:23 left to play.

Blue Ridge (3-2) had six different players score touchdowns plus held the Minotaurs scoreless.

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