Country Day steamrolled Haynes Academy 52-15 in a nondistrict matchup Friday to extend its winning streak to four games.
The Cajuns (6-1) have put up at least 45 points in each game of the streak and have outscored opponents 202-34. Haynes fell to 4-3.
Thanks to an offensive surge from junior Jase Griffin, the Cajuns scored on their first three possessions and never looked back. Griffin had touchdown runs of 12, 57, 8 and 95 yards. He finished with 247 yards on just 14 carries. He got involved on special teams, too, blocking a punt deep in Haynes territory.
Despite the dominant performance, Country Day coach Richard Wood said his team had some glaring mistakes in the first half.
“The team played really well in the second half, but that first half needed some cleaning up,” he said. “We got on the kids about their mistakes early, and they came out in the second half and dominated. They responded well and executed like they were supposed to do. We just needed to limit our penalties and block better, and we did that.”
The Yellow Jackets got on the board when junior Zachary Lehman returned a kickoff 79 yards for a score. The Haynes offense could not get going, managing only 86 first-half yards; but still, the Yellow Jackets trailed just 24-15 at halftime.
Griffin got the scoring started by returning the game’s opening kickoff 90 yards for a score. The Cajuns added a second special teams touchdown when Trey Harrell took a punt 50 yards to pay dirt to put the Cajuns up 38-15 with 7:15 left in the third quarter. Sophomore Jack White took an 11-yard run up the middle for the game’s final score.
The Cajuns racked up 431 yards to the thrill of a packed homecoming crowd.
“My coaches wanted to get the ball in my hands as much as possible,” Griffin said. “I started the game with a lot of energy, and it felt good to get going early. My coaches spoke to us about our first-half mistakes, so we went out to improve on that. We played a lot better after halftime, and it showed.”
Sophomore Malik Bailey finished with 33 yards and a touchdown for Haynes. Quarterback Charlie Magaw completed 5 of 15 passes for 65 yards as the Yellow Jackets recorded 165 yards of offense.