Carencro running back Tyriek Campbell took the first play of the season around the right edge for a 24-yard gain. It was an omen for the rest of the Golden Bears’ evening as they rushed for 314 yards on their way to a 47-0 trouncing of Westgate.
“To put up 47 points, we feel great about (tonight),” Carencro offensive coordinator Kevin Faulk said. “We just got to get back in the film room and check out the mistakes and try to correct them.”
The Bears received the opening kick off and promptly marched 68 yards in seven plays without putting the ball in the air. Quarterback Gabe Duffy capped the drive with a 15-yard touchdown run.
Following a three-and-out by Westgate, Duffy and Campbell commanded another masterful drive, going 41 yards in four plays, capped by Campbell plunging up the middle for a 1-yard score.
The Tigers and Bears traded turnovers before Carencro went on a 10-play, 51-yard drive and another Duffy touchdown scamper.
At halftime, the Golden Bears led 19-0, had a 229-21 advantage in total offense and 10 first downs to Westgate’s zero.
And that was just the beginning.
After a Westgate punt to begin the third quarter, Carencro’s first offensive snap of the second half was a 68-yard pass from Duffy to Kendarius Poullard, whose reception to the Westgate 7 set up Carl Randall’s pass to Rashaad Harding for a touchdown and a 26-0 lead.
The Bears’ next possession was a six play, 50-yard drive capped by a 14-yard touchdown run by Campbell.
A Westgate punt once again gave the ball to Carencro at midfield, and Campbell took the handoff up the middle, jetted to the left hash, broke tackles and found his way crashing across the goal line for a score to put the Beas up by 40.
Faulk brought in the reserves, and it became Randall’s show from there on out, and he showed why there was discussion of a two-quarterback system this season.
Randall marched the Bears down the field in three plays with 55 yards passing, highlighted by a 24-yard bullet to Mondarius Poullard to give Carencro the final touchdown of the night.
The Bears scored on their first three drives of the third quarter and four of their five possessions coming out of halftime.
Aditionally, the Carencro defense surrendered just one first down on the night.
“They fly around,” Faulk said. “We were hoping this was what our defense was going to be — strong.”
Despite the showing, Faulk wasn’t quite ready to say his team is quite ready to take on its district foes.
“Every Friday is different,” Faulk said. “Its great to get a W and great to play good, but we want to come back and get better next week.”