Boiling Springs’ junior running-back Tre-Shaun Sanderlin ran for 119 yards and three touchdowns as the visiting Bulldogs easily handled Nation Ford’s Falcons, 40-13.
Nation Ford entered its home opener on a high after a thrilling 57-56 win at Forestview last week.
Boiling Springs quickly deflated a raucous Nation Ford home crowd hopeful for similar outcome. The Bulldogs quickly took a 28-0 lead by halftime, two scores by ground and two by air, as quarterback Daniel Thompson was completed 13 of 17 passes.
Nation Ford’s senior quarterback Dalton Helms was benched halfway through the blowout as a precautionary measure, replaced by backup Cole Martin. The pair completed 14 of 41 passes Martin’s effort to find receiver Brandon Cureton in the end zone in the third quarter meant little after Boiling Springs’ Sanderlin notched his third touchdown of the game, all rushes from less than 18 yards out.
The Falcons failed to slow a relentless Boiling Springs running game, led by Sanderlin and sophomore Brendon Robinson, who also gained 80 yards on ten carries and a a touchdown.
Cureton and Josh Shade, who connected with Helms early in the third quarter for a 17-yard score , made the score line only slightly more attractive to Nation Ford coach Michael Allen.
“It’s pretty obvious we didn’t come to play and Boiling Springs did,” Allen said. “They were better for us. We’re gonna come back into practice Monday and that’s what we do, we’ll get ready to go.”