Country Day’s football team likely found comfort after its 55-7 win over Ben Franklin on Friday at Wenzel Field.
In fact, in coach Joe Chango’s first two games, Country Day has secured a 2-0 start and has scored 95 points.
But, a lingering nightmare awaits the Cajuns’ next Friday.
“I know exactly how many times (Episcopal) has beaten us,” Chango said as he walked off a field saturated by a day’s rain. “It’s eight straight. We’ll get to work on that right away.”
The Cajuns got to work right away against outclassed Franklin (1-1) on Friday.
On each of their first seven possessions, the Cajuns scored a touchdown. Not only did they score, but it was done in impressively quick fashion.
“We took care of business,” Chango said in an understatement.
At game’s start, Country Day ran two plays, covered 43 yards and took only 29 seconds for a quick 7-0 lead.
Touchdown strikes of 51 yards (two plays, 24 seconds) and 53 yards (five plays and 1:57) followed.
Halftime arrived and Country Day led 48-0.
In addition to the lopsided score at halftime, the Cajuns had accumulated 368 yards to Franklin’s 26 and held a 15-1 edge in first downs.
“It’s about operation and execution with us,” Chango said. “We never worry about who our opponent is. I tell them all the time. I don’t care if we’re lining up against the Saints, it’s about our execution.”
Running back Jase Griffin gained 215 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns. One of his scores came on a 41-yard screen pass. The other three came on his 10 rushes out of Chango’s single-back set.
Junior quarterback Christian Kerut, who joined Griffin on the Country Day bench early in the third quarter, added four TD passes and threw for 193 yards, completing 10 of 14.
Receiver Trey Harrell caught five passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns.
By the time Franklin registered its first down, Country Day had a 42-0 lead and there were less than five minutes left in the first half.
“We can’t take anybody lightly,” Chango said. “I told them all week about Mike Tyson and (his shocking upset to unknown) Buster Douglas. We don’t want to get knocked out by Buster Douglas.
“Our varsity guys took care of their business, and we got some of our young guys into a varsity game. That is always good.”