It didn’t take long for the Buhach Colony High School football team to seize control of Bloss Bowl XI on Friday night.
The Thunder needed just 16 seconds to score the first of 10 touchdowns on the night as the Thunder rolled to a 72-0 win over Atwater at Dave Honey Stadium.
“I think we came out healthy and focused after having that week off with the bye,” said Buhach Colony coach Kevin Navarra, whose team finished the regular season 5-5 overall and 3-3 in the Central California Conference.
The Thunder scored 47 points in the first quarter. It started with a trick play, as quarterback Clay Abrams lateraled to backup quarterback Andrew Morris, who then fired a 60-yard scoring strike to Edgar Olvera 16 seconds into the game.
Abrams tossed three touchdown passes in the first quarter.
Buhach Colony finished with 331 rushing yards on 25 carries. Abrams and Morris combined for 179 passing yards and four touchdown passes. Morris also caught a touchdown pass from Abrams.
Alex Andrade led the Thunder in rushing with 78 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries.
Kyle Beaudry scored two touchdowns for Buhach Colony, on a fumble return after a blocked punt and on a run.
The Thunder leads the all-time series 7-4. The Falcons finished the season 0-10 overall and 0-6 in the CCC.
The Thunder’s bubble burst Saturday night when they found out they didn’t make the playoffs as an at-large team.