The Big Spring Bulldogs’ balanced offense was too much for a guessing James Buchanan defense.
Led by Ryan Adams’ 267-yards rushing and four touchdowns Big Spring handed the Rockets a 48-7 setback in both teams season-opener Friday night at Rocket Stadium.
Big Spring rolled up 340 yards rushing, 175 passing and 24 first downs. Adams had scoring runs in the first quarter (40 yards), second quarter (three yards, 84 yards) and third quarter (60 yards).
“We scouted them and they didn’t do anything we didn’t think they would,” JB coach Andy Stoner said. “Adams is a difference maker and we didn’t do a good job containing or tackling him.”
The Rockets weren’t quite as successful when they had the ball. JB had 165 total yards, including 137 coming from junior running back Cormack Houpt. The Rockets also only tallied seven first downs, were intercepted three times and punted nine times.
“We just need to cut down on our mistakes,” Stoner said. “There were a couple times we did move the ball and there were four of five plays that went their way and not ours. We just have to take the positives and build on them.”
And some of those positives would be the running of Houpt (58-yard touchdown run in third quarter), and despite giving up 48 points, the defense which got an interception from Owen Stoner and a fumble recovery.
“Things will get better,” Andy Stoner said. “We just have to stay positive.”