CARSON CITY — Carson City-Crystal’s football team has started the season 2-1 for the first time since 2004.
The Eagles mercied Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy 79-0 Friday night at home, keeping the Cougars (0-3 overall) from scoring their first points of the season.
CC-Crystal got four touchdowns on four rushes from Will Beedy and three more from Taylor Carter in the big win.
“It feels good to get that victory and be successful on the field,” coach Jason Gray said. “We weren’t really worried about the team in the white or the team in the blue. We were wanting to improve as individuals and we were able to do that.”
The Eagles scored 36 points in the first quarter and 24 more in the second to lead 60-0 at the half. Arron Haines, Robert Failing and Logan Forist had touchdowns before Beedy scored twice in the first quarter.
Hunter Clark had a touchdown run just one minute into the second quarter before Beedy got his third score of the night. Carter then got the first of his three trips to the end zone to round out the first-half scoring.
Carter’s last two touchdowns were sandwiched around Beedy’s fourth score in the second half.
“Will’s a very good fullback for us,” Gray said. “He was injured in the start of the year. Will’s a very explosive runner. One person isn’t going bring him down.”
The Eagles outrushed the Cougars 564 to minus-23, and were led by Breedy’s 151 yards and Carter’s 130 rushing yards.
“Taylor is a junior and he’s played wide receiver for us,” Gray said. “It was a really cool experience for Taylor to carry the ball and have the success he had.”
CC-Crystal, which outscored its two Mid-State Activities Conference North Division foes 156-0, will begin South Division play next week as the Vestaburg Wolverines visit Carson City-Crystal in the Salute Our Troops game.