BULLARD — With the outcome still in the balance, Mineola’s Trey Boyd came up with two big plays in a matter of minutes.
Boyd returned an interception for a touchdown and then recovered a fumble to set up another score as the Yellowjackets scored an impressive 35-0 win over Bullard on Friday at Panther Stadium.
Boyd’s defensive plays, along with the running of Dac Shaw and his backfield mates moved the Yellowjackets to 2-0 on the season. Bullard fell to 1-1.
Shaw paced the Yellowjackets rushing attack with 17 carries for 108 yards and three TDs. He scored on runs of 8, 5 and 3 yards. All the while, quarterback Erik Galaz was smoothly directing the Jacket attack.
Galaz pitched a 29-yard TD pass to Matt Shade. The other score came on a Shade 24-yard field goal. Shade also had four catches for 44 yards.
The Mineola offensive line paved the way for the squad to rush for 270 yards.
The Jacket defense held Bullard to 46 yards rushing. Holding the line were defensive ends Shade and Brady McBride, tackles Dillon Bates and James Tibbs, and nose guard Andrew Epps. The linebackers were keys as well — Shaw and Doug Hearn.
Haden Bryant had a good game for Bullard with seven catches for 85 yards. He also had an interception and blocked an extra-point attempt.
Jess Wood had an interception for the Panthers, too.
Panther QB Colton Mebane hit on 12 of 20 attempts for 126 yards. Houston Alexander led Bullard in rushing with 41 yards.
With Mineola up 19-0, Boyd jumped in front of a screen attempt and raced 22 yards for a TD. On the following series, he pounced on a fumble to set up Shaw’s final TD.
Mineola 35, Bullard 0
At Panther Stadium, Bullard
Mineola 0 12 13 10 — 35
Bullard 0 0 0 0 — 0
MIN — Dac Shaw 8 run (kick failed), 9:44
MIN — Matt Shade 29 pass from Erik Galaz (run failed), 4:29
MIN — Shaw 5 run (Shade kick), 2:01
MIN — Trey Boyd 22 interception return (kick blocked), 1:09
MIN — Shaw 3 run (Shade kick), 11:16
MIN — Sade FG 24, 3:43
EST. ATT — 3,000.
First Downs 21 11
Rushes-Yards 47-270 25-46
Passing Yards 73 126
Comp.-Att.-Int. 5-11-2 12-20-1
Punts-Avg. 0 4-35.5
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards 8-84 6-60
RUSHING — Mineola, Dac Shaw 17-108, Jaquan William 8-62, Braylon Walton 10-42, Tyler Hudson 2-32 Erik Galaz 7-19, Rhett Self 3-7. Bullard, Houston Alexander 9-41, Tanner Schmidt 7-4, Colton Mebane 9-1.
PASSING — Mineola, Galaz 5-10-2 73 yards, Shaw 0-1-0. Bullard, Mebane, 12-20-1 126 yards.
RECEIVING — Mineola, Matt Shade 4-44, Shaw 1-29. Bullard, Haden Bryant 7-85, Schmidt 2-17, Sal Guiliano 1-10, Jess Wood 1-9, Zack Holladay 1-5.