What was a tough defensive battle in the first half turned out to be a big blow out for the Barton Bears. Leading only 7-0 at the intermission, the Bears put up 26 points in the second half – 19 coming in the third quarter – to win going away, 33-0.
Following a scoreless opening period, Barton eventually put together an impressive 64-yard scoring drive. Fullback Quinton Simmons capped off the drive with a 2-yard scoring run. A 30-yard run by Cameron Anderson and a 19-yard gainer by Simmons set up the score.
It didn't take the Bears long to take command of the contest in the second half. Two plays and just 33 seconds and Barton was on the scoreboard. Quarterback Laquarius Hall's 36-yard scoring run came at the 11:27 mark of the third quarter.
Slightly less than four minutes later, the Bears would cross the goal line again. This time Chajobie Fulcher would tote the pigskin 41 yards for the score. The 2-point conversion try failed and Barton led 19-0 with 7:14 to play in the third quarter.
Gradually, Barton's powerful running game wore the Eagles' defense down. Barton's next TD was set up by a Jordan Rose interception, the first of two on the night. Then, with 4:25 left in the quarter, Hall connected with Justice Cole for a 47-yard scoring strike.
Barton's final score came with 10:19 to play in the game. Simmons broke free for a 30-yard TD scamper.
Barton, 2-0, continues its lengthy road trip when they travel to Clarendon. The Lions, 0-2, dropped a 37-20 decision Cedar Ridge Friday night.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.