Mac rolls Classen
The only thing in question Thursday night was where MacArthur's home football game versus Northwest Classen would be played.
Due to a power outage at Cameron Stadium, the decision to move the game to Ron Stephens Stadium was made a little after 6 p.m., pushing back the opening kickoff a little more than 15 minutes.
Mac was unfazed as it went on to destroy Classen 63-8 to improve to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in district play.
Most impressively, 49 of those Mac points were scored in the first quarter.
"You know, I don't know, I don't think I've ever seen that," Mac head coach Brett Manning said of the 49-point first quarter. "I was proud of our guys for handling the change. At the last minute, we've got to go play our game over here and they handled it really well. They're a mature team. They can handle that."
It was evident from the first play from scrimmage that Mac would win this game and do so by quite a bit.
Classen quarterback Eric Mcgee fumbled on the first play of the game and Mac's Zach Reta made the recovery at the Classen 34-yard line. Four plays later, Will Collins hooked up with Lorenzo West for a 15-yard touchdown pass.
Six more touchdowns were still to come for the Mac offense.
And that was just in the first quarter.
The damage was so bad, a running clock would be instituted at the start of the second quarter.
Classen didn't pick up a first down in the first half, either fumbling the ball away, which it did three times, or punting, which it did five times.