Caldwell's offense didn't get its hands on the ball much last Friday, but the team still cruised to a 59-14 win over Central-Burden. The Blue Jays special teams took care of much of the scoring getting two touchdowns on punt returns and another on a kickoff.
Caldwell ran only 16 offensive plays, and six of them went for touchdowns.
It was a good opener, but coach Sean Blosser expects things to get a little tougher this week when the team travels to Udall.
Udall is a bigger and faster team, and it beat Attica-Argonia 30-12 in the season opener.
Blosser said Udall is an athletic team and he expects a different type game than what he saw in the opener. He said his team will have to be more disciplined in its style of play against Udall in order to control their offense.
"We did well for an opener. The kids competed at a high level and it was good to see that," he said.
Quarterback Darin Ward had a nearly perfect game. He completed all four of his passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns. He had two carries and scored both times, racking up 140 yards in the process.
Sam Wencel caught two of those passes, both for touchdowns and accounted for 43 yards.
Kellen Schmidt ran seven times for 73 yards and a touchdown. Trent Kendrick ran the ball twice for 51 yards and had one touchdown.
In the second quarter Devan York returned a kickoff 69 yards for a touchdown.
Rhett Lee returned punts 59 and 62 yards for touchdowns.
Caldwell finished the game with 269 yards rushing and 51 yards passing. Burden had 173 yards rushing and no yards passing.