The Hilliard Darby High School football team pounded Garfield Heights 49-7 Friday at home.

The Hilliard Darby High School football team pounded Garfield Heights 49-7 Friday at home.

In just two quarters of work, quarterback Matt Allen completed all three of his passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 23 yards and two more scores to help the Panthers jump out to a 42-0 halftime advantage.

"We came out and pounded the ball down the field, and our success running the ball opened up a couple of big passing plays for us," Allen said. "Our line did a great job of opening holes and our backs ran hard."

Darby's defense held the Bulldogs to 70 yards of offense through the first three quarters, and forced six turnovers that set up four touchdowns.

The Panthers' defense pressured quarterbacks C.J. Dorsey and Terrill Byrd throughout the game, and cornerbacks Allen, Caleb Day and Dante Talley bottled up wide receivers Lloyd Henry and Jeremy Graves, both of whom are being recruited by Division I colleges.

"We knew their receivers were good athletes and we game-planned around them," Darby coach John Santagata said. "The turnovers definitely were a big part of the game. When they made mistakes, we took advantage of them."

Day played well on both sides of ball. In the first half, Day broke loose for a 45-yard touchdown run and had a 27-yard touchdown pass from Allen.

On defense, Day intercepted a pass in both the second and third quarters.

"I'm pleased with how I played, but I was able to score because my teammates did a good job of blocking for me and our quarterback hit me with a perfect pass," Day said. "I read their quarterback's eyes, and that's how I was able to get a jump on the ball to make my interceptions."

GARFIELD HEIGHTS -- 0 0 0 7 -- 7

HILLIARD DARBY -- 7 35 7 0 -- 49

HD--Allen 1 run (Ervin kick)

HD--Hoyt 20 run (Ervin kick)

HD--Day 45 run (Ervin kick)

HD--Ison 37 pass from Allen (Ervin kick)

HD--Allen 1 run (Ervin kick)

HD--Day 27 pass from Allen (Ervin kick)

HD--Holt 9 run (Ervin kick)

GH--Henry 7 pass from Dorsey (Domin kick)