BULLARD — The homecoming crowd filled the Panther Stadium stands and the Bullard Panthers lit up the scoreboard for a celebration from the get-go with 32 points in the first half en route to a 60-0 blowout of Huntington on Friday night at Panther Stadium.
The first Panther possession resulted in the first points in the onslaught as Houston Alexander capped off an eight-play, 53-yard drive for a 6-0 lead. Weston Gray's first two PATs were blocked.
The next score was set up after Haden Bryant picked up a Red Devil fumble at the 23-yard line and returned it to the Huntington 9.
Two plays later, Brentavian Henderson blasted in from 9 yards away to make it 12-0.
After the fourth Red Devil three-and-out, the Panthers started a 68-yard drive that ended with J.P. Hendrix scooting in from 18 yards. Gray tacked on the PAT for a 19-0 cushion.
A botched punt attempt went into the Huntington line, and Billy Tolin recovered at the 14-yard line in Huntington territory to set up the next Bullard tally.
Henderson capped off the six-play series with a 1-yard plunge and another Gray PAT to up the score to 26-0 at the 5:19 mark before halftime.
Sal Guilliano returned a Red Devil punt to the visitors' 40-yard line to set up another score to close out the half.
Panther quarterback Colton Mebane made a 7-yard run for a first down and the only penalty of the half was tacked on for roughing, placing the ball at the Red Devil 15.
One play later, Henderson scored his third TD of the first half for a 32-0 lead at the break.
Bullard also held a commanding advantage on the stat sheet at the break, with a combined total of 225 yards to Huntington's 19 total yards.
Henderson had 80 yards on eight carries and scored three times before intermission. The sophomore running back finished up the game with four scores and 138 yards on 12 attempts.
The second half allowed the Panthers to work through the roster as the Panthers continued to pull away.
Henderson strolled in from 27 yards out, and backup signal-caller Zack Eschberger threw a 35-yard strike to Zach Holladay to make it 46-0 in the third period.
Panther running back Austin Skelton ran in from 16 yards to make it 53-0 after the Gray PAT with 1:34 left in the quarter.
NOTES: Meredith Daly was named the 2012 Homecoming Queen in a pregame ceremony.
Bullard 60, Huntington 0
At Panther Stadium, Bullard
Huntington 0 0 0 0 — 0
Bullard 12 20 21 7 — 60
BUL—Houston Alexander 6 run, (PAT kick blocked), 6:43
BUL—Brent Henderson 9 run, (PAT kick blocked), 2:16
BUL—J.P Hendrix 18 run, (Weston Gray PAT kick good), 11:42
BUL—Henderson 1 run, (Gray PAT kick good), 5:19
BUL—Henderson 15 run, (PAT pass no good), 2:36
BUL—Henderson 27 run, (Gray PAT kick good), 11:23
BUL—Zach Holladay 35 pass from Zack Eschberger, (Gray PAT kick good), 8:22
BUL—Austin Skelton 16 run, (Gray PAT kick good), 1:34
BUL—Hendrix 1 run, (Gray PAT kick good), 5:26
First Downs 2 17
Rushes/Yds. 21-16 38-360
Passing Yds 29 65
Comp-Att-Int 7-10-1 2-7-1
Total Yards 45 445
Punts/Avg. 8-28.7 2-45.5
Penalties/Yds 6-57.5 4-25
Fumbles/Lost 3/1 0-0
RUSHING — H:Kyron Cartwright 7-2; Brent Loggins 12-4; Josh Packard 1-1; Jamichael Brown 1-9. B: Brentavian Henderson 12-138; Houston Alexander 8-26; Colton Mebane 7-51; Zack Eschberger 5-48; J.P. Hendrix 2-19; Jess Wood 1-4; Austin Skelton 2-74; Zach Holladay 1- (minus-5).
PASSING — H: Loggins 7-10-1—29. B: Colton Mebane 1-4-0—30; Eschberger 1-3-1—35.
RECIEVING — H: Kywon Cartwright 1-3; Trenton Carrigan 2-10; Brent Loggins 3-16; Troy Vandver 1-0. B: Haden Bryant 1-30; Zach Holladay 1-35.