Despite being just 5-foot-8, 155 pounds, Warren Easton sophomore safety Charven Morris goes by the nickname “Big.”
And boy did he live up to his name Thursday night.
The Eagles offense, led by quarterback Josh Johnson, was big too.
It all added up to another big Easton win.
Johnson accounted for six touchdowns (three passing, three rushing) and Morris picked off four passes to lead Easton to a 67-30 rout over Carver at Pan-American Stadium.
“Big doesn’t have a lot of size, but he is extremely athletic,” said Easton coach Tony Hull. “He started for us as a freshman. Big played big tonight.”
Easton’s offense continued its torrid pace as well.
The Eagles (3-0) are averaging 51 points through their first three games. They scored 40 points in the first half Thursday and finished with 679 yards in a game that lasted 3½ hours.
“We like what we can do on offense,” said Hull, in his sixth season. “We never look at the scoreboard. We just try to go out and execute on every single play.”
Johnson finished 14 of 23 for 222 yards, going 6-for-6 in the second half.
“I knew I had to come out and play better in the second half,” said Johnson. “That was not an acceptable performance in the first half. I just kept telling myself to get better. My coaches and teammates helped get me out of that funk.”
Easton receiver Tyron Johnson, considered one of the nation’s top juniors, didn’t take long to get things going.
Tyron Johnson reeled in a short pass from Josh Johnson (no relation) on the game’s fifth play and turned it into a 39-yard touchdown.
Tyron Johnson, who caught five passes for 90 yards and had 197 all-purpose yards, is ranked the nation’s second best receiver in the Class of 2015 by ESPN.
“Tyron is just a playmaker,” Hull said. “He just has the ability to make a big play at any moment at any time in the game. It’s special for a player to be able to do that.”
The Eagles added to the lead five minutes later on Devin Glenn’s 5-yard touchdown run before the Rams (1-2) closed the gap.
Carver’s Calvin Johnson threw touchdown passes of 38 and 46 yards to Romalas Walker and Carlius Joseph respectively, to trim it to 14-12.
Easton then scored three unanswered touchdowns to get some cushion before building a 40-18 halftime lead.
The Eagles’ Glenn and Bracy Gardner both eclipsed the 100-yard mark in the first half. Gardner finished with 214 yards (one TD) and Glenn finished with 162 yards and two TDs.
Morris returned one of his interceptions for a touchdown to score the Eagles’ 60th point.
Calvin Johnson threw three touchdown passes to lead Carver. He completed 12 of 28 passes for 251 yards.
“I knew coming in we had a young team, but to be the best you have to go against some of the best,” Carver coach Byron Addison. “I knew what I was doing when I scheduled this game, and I give it up to my young men because they didn’t quit tonight.”
Warren Easton plays at Woodlawn next week, while Carver plays Fisher.