HENDERSONVILLE - Not even mother nature could stop the Buc train Thursday night, as Beech (3-0, 1-0) racked up more than 450 yards on the ground in a 64-0 beatdown of region-foe Glencliff.
Hurricane Harvey started to flex his muscles on the mid-state, but a torrential downpour was not going to stop the teams from getting in their Region 6-5A matchup.
The trio of Kaemon Dunlap, Aaron Fox and Ja'Sean Parks ran the ball 27 times for 420 yards and eight touchdowns. Parks led the backfield with 220 yards on 13 carries and backup quarterback Jackson Bryan accounted for two touchdowns; one on the ground and a 25-yard pass to Jackson Dolan.
Dunlap finished second in rushing, scoring two touchdowns with 108 yards on just three carries. Fox finished the game with 8 carries, 92 yards and three touchdowns.
The orange and blue led 52-0 at the end of 24 minutes, and the defense did its part - forcing three turnovers and six punts on the Colts nine first-half possessions.
"This was a big win for us from the standpoint of this being a region game," Beech head coach Anthony Crabtree said. "Our guys knew how important this game was; if they want to have a chance at winning the region they had the win tonight. That was good to get that accomplished."
A 64-0 win may seem like a perfect football game, but not for Crabtree. There are plenty of things his team still needs to work on as they prepare for cross-town rival Hendersonville Sept. 8 on the road.
One thing that didn't go the Bucs way was the field goal team. Presumably affected by the rain, Beech left six points off the board with missed extra points.
"The ball is so wet, but we handled it fairly well I thought for what it could have been," he said. "The weather like tonight, if it happens to be with your second-string guys you expect a little more of that."
The Bucs scored twice more in the second half with strictly their second- and third-string guys, as they cruised into a long Labor Day weekend.