FORT MILL — Boiling Springs junior running back Tre-Shaun Sanderlin ran for 119 yards and three touchdowns as the visiting Bulldogs easily handled Nation Fords Falcons team, 40-13.
Nation Ford had entered its home opener on a high after a thrilling 57-56 win at Forestview. The Bulldogs quickly deflated a raucous home crowd hopeful for similar entertainment as Boiling Springs quickly shot out to a 28-0 lead by halftime, two scores by ground and two by air, courtesy of 13-for-17 quarterback Daniel Thompson.
Nation Fords senior quarterback Dalton Helms was benched halfway through the blowout as a precautionary measure, with backup Cole Martin stepping to the fore. The pair went 14-for-41 combined through the air. Martins effort to find receiver Brandon Cureton in the end zone in the third quarter meant little after Sanderlin notched his third touchdown of the day, all rushes from less than 18 yards out.
The Falcons had little opportunity to slow down a relentless Boiling Springs rush game, led by Sanderlin and sophomore Brendon Robinson, who also recorded a touchdown to go along with his 80 yards on 10 carries.
Cureton and Josh Shade, who connected with Helms early in the third quarter for a 17-yard scoring reception, made the score line only slightly more attractive to Nation Ford head coach Michael Allen.
Its pretty obvious we didnt come to play and Boiling Springs did, Allen said. They were better for us. Were gonna come back into practice Monday and thats what we do, well get ready to go.