BRANDT – Bethel stung early and often against Ansonia en route to a 52-6 win on Friday night. With the victory the Bees remained unbeaten in this young season.
Bethel’s senior quarterback, Jacob Evans, led the attack offensively and he wasted no time in doing so. In the first quarter alone he had two rushing touchdowns that helped propel a 16-0 lead for the Bees. Once they had taken the lead they did not turn back.
Early in the second quarter Evans connected with receiver Kendal James for a 63-yard touchdown that extended the Bees’ lead to 24-0. Ansonia struggled to get anything going offensively in this game. Just when momentum looked to be in the Tigers’ favor, Bethel intercepted a Hunter Buckingham pass.
The Bees’ rushing attack continued to put the Tigers away when running back Caleb South ran in for six points and another Bethel touchdown. Just before the half Jacob Evans trotted into the end zone for his third rushing touchdown of the game. Heading into halftime Bethel led Ansonia 38-0.
Junior running back Jacob Ullmer got into the touchdown mix for the Bees when he finessed his way into the end zone for a 7-yard rushing touchdown in the middle of the fourth quarter. That extended the Bees’ lead to 45-0 at the end of three quarters.
Four minutes into the fourth quarter Ansonia was finally able to crack the scoreboard when Brock Shellhaas ran his way into the end zone for six points. That ended up being the only offensive points that the Tigers put on the board on Friday night.
South finished off the scoring for the Bees when he rushed for his second touchdown of the night, extending Bethel’s lead to 52-6.
The star of the night, Evans, finished with three rushing touchdowns and one through the air to ignite his team to victory.
With this win Bethel improved to 2-0 in the Cross County Conference and 4-0 overall. Bethel will head to Casstown Friday night to take on Miami East.
Ansonia fell to 1-1 in the conference and 1-3 overall on the year. The Tigers will be at home Friday night against Fort Loramie.