The competitive phase of this game was over by the end of the first quarter, with the Cyclones ahead 28-0. Everett had connected with senior running back/flanker Corey Russell for an 80-yard score and senior wide receiver Evan Perkins on a 26-yard TD strike.
Austin Outland opened the scoring with a 41-yard run and the Cyclones quickly got the ball back when the Patriots’ return man lost sight of the ball and Remington Tyree recovered for EHS on the 10-yard line.
Russell scored on a 5-yard run for a 14-0 lead after Jaxton Holly’s second successful PAT kick. Freshman Bryson Rollins scored on a 2-yard plunge to make it a 28-0 lead.
“We were disappointed last week with the overall effort,” Cyclones head coach Shawn Witten said. “Our execution tonight was much better in all phases. Got off to a fast start and it is amazing what we look like when we are rolling on all cylinders.”
The Cyclones outgained East 361-49 in the game despite drawing 10 penalties for 95 yards.
In the second quarter defensive end Gabe DePrimo recovered a Pats fumble and on the ensuing play Everett connected with Perkins for 26 yards and a 35-0 lead. Rollins punched in a 1-yard scoring run and Russell added a 15-yard touchdown scamper just before the half for a 49-0 Cyclones advantage.
The second half was played with a continuous running clock but EHS (3-0, 1-0 TRC) still managed a pair of touchdown drives. The first was a 10-play 63 yard march that was capped off by an 18-yard scoring strike from Everett to Perkins. The last scoring drive covered 43 yards in five plays, the last a 13-yard Rollins run.
“It feels awesome,” Everett said. “We have got some of the best coaches anywhere and with Coach Witten calling plays. We have a great offensive line and we are six or seven deep at receiver, so it gives us a lot of options.”