Staff Report
Fifth-ranked Benedictine lived up to its lofty status rolling to a 47-0 win over injury-plagued Bacon County in the Region 2-AA for both teams Friday night.
The Cadets (2-1 overall, 1-0 region) blew the game open during a four-touchdown uprising in the second quarter extending a 7-0 lead to 33-0 by intermission.
“There is no doubt they are one of the top teams,” said head coach Ken Cofer of the Cadets. “We looked good at times, but an experienced playoff team like Benedictine will take advantage of mistakes. The bottom line is that we have to perform better.
“We’ve played three good teams in a row and we’ve lost our confidence and that’s not good. We’re not where we want to be and we’ve got a long way to go to get there.
“I hate losing as much as anybody and I’ve never taken a butt whipping like that.”
John Kennedy, who rushed for 108 yards, scored the only touchdown of the first period with a three-yard run. Brandon Deloach added the PAT for a 7-0 advantage with 1:50 on the clock.
The second period turned disasterous for the Red Raiders (1-3, 0-1). Kennedy caught a 48-yard pass from quarterback Stevie Powers to start a 26-point run to intermission. Jacob Collins scored on a 15-yard run with Deloach adding the PAT for a 20-0 lead with 8:01 remaining in the half.
Zach Scott’s 55-yard interception return and Collins’ second touchdown of the period extended the margin to 33-0 at the break.
“We throw an interception and fumble the ball away in the second period,” said Cofer. “I thought we came out and did a good job of throwing the ball early in the game. We (coaches) knew there were some holes in their (Cadets) defense and we found them and took advantage of that.
“Then we started trying to force the ball into spots 
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