BULLARD - Bullard jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 45-12 win over the Groesbeck Goats on Friday at Panther Stadium.

Quarterback Cleet Bowman threw for 179 yards and a TD as he hit on 13 of 20 passing attempts for the Panthers. He also rushed for a score.

Running back Tre Crayton rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns on 11 attempts, while also tossing a TD pass.

Cade Duvak added 45 yards on the ground with eight attempts.

Major Tennison led the Panthers in receptions with six for 71 yards, while Ty Crayton had three catches for 65 yards and a TD. Luke Bowman added two catches for 16 yards and a touchdown. Colton Bowman added two receptions for 33 yards.

Bullard (1-1) took a 17-0 in the first quarter as Tre Crayton scored on two 1-yard runs. Alonso Oliveros added two PATs and a 32-yard field goal.

The Goats (0-2) got on the board in the second quarter on Ethan Davis’ 92-yard kickoff return. The extra point try failed.

The Panthers went back to scoring as Luke Bowman hauled in a 10-yard TD pass from Tre Crayton, while Colton Bowman grabbed a 30-yard TD pass from Cleet Bowman. Oliveros booted both PATs as Bullard led 31-6 at halftime.

Bullard went up 38-6 in the third quarter as Cleet Bowman scored from the one.

Groesbeck pulled with 38-12 on a 27-yard TD pass from Mitchell Waller to Dylan Rand.

Ty Crayton concluded the scoring with an 81-yard kickoff return.

Bullard plays host to Brownsboro Friday, while Groesbeck plays host to Mexia. Both games have 7:30 p.m. scheduled kickoffs.

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