After dropping a nailbiter its last time out, Richland made sure there were no close calls Friday.
The Raiders scored 40 points before halftime in an eventual 47-0 homecoming victory over First Assembly Christian.
Richland (2-3) jumped all over the Crusaders (2-3) early, scoring on the first of two first-half passing touchdowns from sophomore quarterback Bryce Miller midway through the first quarter.
Senior running back Sam Edwards scored from seven yards out with 59 seconds left in the first to extend Richland’s lead to 14-0 after the first quarter.
Tyler Seals, Ethan Workman, and Andrew Huff each scored second-quarter TDs to extend the hosts' lead to 33-0, and Miller found wideout Tyrell Randolph for a 19-yard passing score on the final play of the half for a 40-point cushion.
Huff's second score, a 5-yard run, came on the final play of the game.
Richland, which fell 21-14 to visiting Region 5-2A rival Cascade on the final play of their Week 5 meeting, travels next week to Mt. Pleasant to resume league action.
LAWRENCE CO. 62, GLENCLIFF 0: The Wildcats utilized 10 different ballcarriers and scored all nine of their touchdowns on the ground in a dominant Region 5-4A road victory.
Lawrence County attempted just two passes, as Alex Carr rushed for 79 yards and scored on each of his three rushing attempts -- a 46-yarder to get the visitors on the scoreboard just 75 seconds into the game, a 6-yarder midway through the opening quarter and a 27-yarder to extend the lead to 23-0 following a safety.
A 29-point cushion at the end of the first period grew to 41-0 at the half, as the Wildcats (4-2, 2-2) coasted the rest of the way.
Colby Prince, whose one carry for 90 yards did not result in a score, led a ground game that produced 442 total yards on 35 rushes. Glencliff (0-5, 0-3) was limited to 48 offensive yards.
LEWIS CO. 21, LORETTO 20: The Mustangs rolled the dice after Carter Daniel and Jack Welch hooked up for a 19-yard touchdown pass with eight seconds remaining, but were unable to connect on the gamewinning two-point conversion attempt and fell short in non-region play on the road.
Daniel and Caden Porter gave the visitors an early lead with a 41-yard scoring pass less than three minutes into the matchup, but Lewis County (5-1) got a pair of Lincoln Brewer touchdown runs to go with a 1-yard Blake Carroll reception of a pass from freshman QB Bryson McDonald. Brewer’s second TD, a 24-yarder with 1:11 to play, snapped a 14-all deadlock that Loretto (2-4) forced on Porter’s 16-yard run five minutes earlier.
Porter finished with 115 rushing yards on 18 carries, with Daniel throwing for 159 yards and a pair of scores. For the Panthers, Brewer rushed for a game-high 146 yards and Carroll 111.
BOYD BUCHANAN 53, COLUMBIA ACAD. 20: The host Bulldogs forged a three-point advantage after one period, but couldn't hang on against the Division II-AA foe.
CA (0-5) opened Friday’s scoring when Bryant Beranek hauled in a 13-yard pass from Elisha Nieves midway through the quarter. Boyd Buchanan answered to tie the ballgame with a score just moments later, but the Bulldogs closed the quarter with a 28-yard Austin Hubble field goal to own a 10-7 lead after the first period.
The lead would be shortlived, however, as Jaylon Sanderfer rushed for two of his three rushing TDs on the night just minutes into the second quarter, as the Buccaneers (2-3) built a 24-10 advantage.
The Bulldogs fought back, pulling within striking distance at 24-20, thanks to Nieves’ second touchdown pass of the night — this time a 17-yard bullet to wideout Samuel Nowotny. Hubbell added his second field goal of the night, another 28-yarder, to trim the deficit to just four.
The third quarter saw the visitors blow the game open, however, as the Buccaneers capitalized on a Bulldog fumble, with Sanderfer returning the lost possession 50 yards for a touchdown early in the period.
Sanderfer added his fourth and final touchdown midway through the quarter to push Boyd Buchanan’s lead to three scores at 38-20.
Nieves, a Zion Christian transfer, completed 13 of 23 passes with a pair of TDs in his first starting assignment, replacing Beranek, who started the first four ballgames for the Bulldogs. Nieves also ran for 38 yards on eight carries.
The Buccaneers racked up 415 yards of total offense, highlighted by 54 rush attempts for 362 yards. The Bulldogs were held to just seven rushing yards on the night, and just 160 yards of total offense.
Columbia Academy returns to action next Friday when it travels to Mt. Juliet Christian (2-3).
Boyd Buchanan 53, Columbia Acad. 20
BB 7 17 22 7 -- 53
CA 10 10 0 -- 20
CA - Bryant Beranek 13 pass from Elisha Nieves (8:46), Austin Hubbell kick
BB - David Dixon 12 run (6:20), Ethan Lane kick
CA - Hubbell 28 field goal (0:20)
BB - Jaylon Sanderfer 4 run (9:52), Lane kick
BB - Lane 30 field goal (8:36)
BB - Sanderfer 2 run (5:53), Lane kick
CA - Samuel Nowotny 17 pass from Nieves (4:18), Hubbell kick
CA - Hubbell 28 field goal (1:48)
BB - Sanderfer 50 fumble recovery (9:16), Lane kick
BB - Sanderfer 20 run (8:55), Lane kick
BB - Colbe Haddox 3 run (6:20), Brady Bosken run
BB - Dixon 12 rush (6:23), Lane kick
First downs 25 14
Rushes-yards 54-362 36-7
Passing yards 53 153
Comps-Atts-Ints 6-17-0 13-25-1
Penalties-yards 12-120 5-50
Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-2
Boyd Buchanan - Jaylon Sanderfer 19-135, Darin Shannon 10-87, David Dixon 7-67, Brohns Donaldson 3-22, Mason Ratchford 3-15, Jatavious Davis 3-11, Colbe Haddox 3-10, Houston Hicks 4-7, Jayden Madison 1-7, Seth Vickers 1-1
Columbia Acad. - Montae Baldwin 24-47, Elisha Nieves 8-38, Camren Horton 1-0, Harrison Diles 1-1, Hardison Greene 1-(-4), Collins Malone 1-(-6)
Boyd Buchanan - Houston Hicks 6-17-0 53
Columbia Acad. - Elisha Nieves 13-23-1 153, Reid McGrath 0-2-0 0
Boyd Buchanan - Carter Wamack 1-28, Brohns Donaldson 3-7, Jaylon Moore 1-10, James Nolan 1-8
Columbia Acad. - Bryant Beranek 4-68, Samuel Nowotny 3-50, Collins Malone 5-33, Montae Baldwin 1-2