Facing their “toughest” test to date, the Barton Bears pulled out the “big plays” from their arsenal Friday to pound the visiting Mayflower Eagles 56-19 at Frank McClellan Field.
Speedster Cameron Anderson scored three touchdowns – two on a pair of 90 plus yard runs – and fullback Quinton Simmons ran for another from 42 yards away. Kicker Justin Wilson chipped in with three field goals and five extra points, including a 29-yarder.
Barton got on the scoreboard first on an 8-yard run by Chajobie Fulcher with 10:44 to play in the opening quarter. It took the Mayflower Eagles less than a minute to respond to the Bears' score with a 62-yard run at the 9:50 mark. Barton retained the lead at 7-6 following the Eagles' missed extra point try.
The Bears went up 10-6 on Wilson's 39-yard field goal with 8:40 still to play in the opening quarter. Simmons' 42-yard run increased Barton's lead to 17-6 at 1:05.
Barton scored three more times before the half and twice before the Eagles got on the scoreboard again. Just a little over a minute into the second quarter, Anderson broke free for a 97-yard touchdown romp.
Wilson added a 35-yard field goal with 5:36 to go in the half.
With 1:36 remaining, Mayflower scored on a 28-yard pass play. Wilson closed out the half with a 22-yard field goal giving Barton a 29-12 advantage.
Mayflower scored first in the second half on a 10-yard pass. At the 9:30 mark of the third quarter, the Eagles drew as close to the Bears as they were going to get at 29-19.
The Bears dominated the rest of the contest. Anderson scored a pair of touchdowns on 3-yard and 95-yard burst. The near length of the football field run came with just seven seconds left in the third quarter. At this point, Barton had established an overwhelming 42-19 lead.
Barton tacked on two more touchdowns in the final quarter. Justice Cole latched onto a 15-yard touchdown pass and Tyler Jarrett put the lights out score on the board with a three-yard run. Jarrett had a nifty 24-yard run to set up his own score.
Barton, 7-0, 4-0, hits the road again this week when they travel to Little Rock to take on Episcopal, 6-1, 3-1.