The Dublin Jerome High School football team jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter on its way to a 41-0 win over host Delaware on Sept. 13.
After losing their opener 16-14 to Dublin Coffman on Aug. 30, the Celtics have won two in a row to move to 2-1, while the Pacers also are 2-1 after losing for the first time.
Junior running back Steve Kidwell led Jerome in the contest of run-oriented teams with 110 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Sophomore running back Zack Hazelett added 109 yards on 12 carries.
“That is at least what we like Jerome football to be like,” Celtics coach Mark Hundley said. “Coming in they looked so good on film. They’re big. I was so worried whether we would do what we did.
“I told the guys at halftime for the first two weeks and this half and even beyond into the scrimmages, we’ve been a pretty good football team. The thing we have to figure out is can we handle success, and I think we showed that we can if we have to.”
Kidwell scored on runs of 7 and 5 yards in the first half as Jerome built a 28-0 lead.
Louis Torchio’s fumble recovery at the Delaware 10-yard line with under two minutes remaining in the half set up quarterback Alex Cline’s 17-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hall with 16 seconds left in the second quarter.
The Celtics held a 385-97 advantage in total yards, and limited the Pacers to one first down in the opening two quarters.
Caleb Howell had an interception for the Delaware in the first half.
“We played a good football team and it was kind of an avalanche or snowball effect,” Delaware coach Zebb Schroeder said. “Obviously, defensively we were on the field a lot, but our offense didn’t do a lot to help our defense tonight.”
DJ -- Kidwell 7 run (Manos kick)
DJ -- Kidwell 5 run (Manos kick)
DJ -- Kerns 5 run (Manos kick)
DJ -- Hall 17 pass from Cline (Manos kick)
DJ -- Hazelett 1 run (kick failed)
DJ -- King 14 run (Manos kick)