The Booneville Bearcats scored on all four of their first half possessions to build a 35-0 mercy rule margin at Waldron Friday, then coasted to a win by that same score.
The Bearcats (6-1, 4-0 Conference 4A-4) led 21-0 when backqup quarterback Evan Schlinker went 32 yards for a touchdown with 1:13 left in the first half and after Noah Reyes recovered a fumble at the Bulldog 11, Schlinker hit Trent Wooldridge with a touchdown pass just 16 seconds before the break, to shorten the second half.
Schlinker, a sophomore, was subbing for Brandon Ulmer, who sustained a knee injury on a defensive play against Dover.
Ethan Dobbs got the Bearcats off to a quick start with a 77-yard punt return and Carson Ray and Andrew Robertson added rushing touchdowns before Schlinker put his stamp on the game.
Ray led the Bearcats with 78 yards on eight carries as 13 players were credited with carries for a combined 356 yards, 8.4 per carry. Schlinker also threw for 35 yards on a perfect 4-of-4 night as the Bearcats accumulated 391 yards of offense.
Waldron drops to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in league play.
Lavaca 25 Rattlers 6
The Magazine coaching staff felt good early on Friday. After forcing a Golden Arrow (3-4, 3-2) punt to start the game and scoring three plays — a 41-yard Caleb Hyatt run — it was 6-0.
The Rattlers (3-4, 1-3) forced a second punt but, when forced to do so themselves had a bad snap resulting in Lavaca starting its third possesion at the Rattler 2.
Tyler Armistead tied the game two plays later and Lavaca went on to score 25 unanswered points.