”I was real proud of the effort we played with for all 48 minutes,” Decatur coach Kyle Story said. “We had another good week of practice, and the kids are getting better. When we watch that video, I think we’ll see we improved on some more areas we were trying to improve.”After a three and out to start the game, Decatur scored on their next five possessions. Max Junkert got the scoring started with a 72-yard touchdown to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead.
The fireworks continued on the Eagles next drive. Facing a fourth and eight from their own 26-yard line, Tyler White was in to punt but saw a huge opening on the right side. He sprinted that way and took it all the way to the endzone for a 74-yard touchdown.
“I would like to tell you that I called that, but it was all him,” Story said. “He [White] noticed it on the first punt and when he went out the second time and bobbled it a bit he decided to take off for the first down. That was Tyler White just having some football savvy on his own.”
Junkert would add another touchdown with a 31-yard score later in the second quarter giving the Eagles a 21-0 lead.
Quarterback Grayson Muehlstein would put up the final two scores of the first half. He scampered home for a 33-yard score to make the score 28-0. He would follow that up with a 56-yard score right before the half to give the Eagles a 35-0 advantage.
Muehlstein finished with 136 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Decatur would finish with 615 yards on the ground.
“I think it increases our confidence and shows some of that hard work is paying off,” Story said about the victory. “We’ve got a chance to compete in district if we keep improving like that for three more weeks.”
On their second possession of the second half the Eagles would find the endzone again. Levi Rust rumbled in for a 73-yard touchdown making the score 42-0.
Later in the quarter, Muehlstein would find Ben Blattner in the endzone for another Eagle touchdown.
Decatur added one more late score in the fourth, when Hunter Aragon rumbled in from five yards out.
Decatur’s defense did allow two long touchdown runs in the second half to Zac Hollingsworth, but Story was still pleased with the defensive showing.
“In the first half we didn’t give up any big plays and kept everything underneath us and out of the endzone,” Story said. “I was real proud of the defensive effort tonight.”BURKBURNETT … 0 … 0 … 7 … 6 … 13
DECATUR … 7 … 28 … 14 … 7 … 56
Decatur – Max Junkert 72 run; Allen kick
Decatur – Tyler White 74 run; Allen kick
Decatur – Junkert 31 run; Allen kick
Decatur – Grayson Muehlstein 33 run; Allen kick
Decatur – Muehlstein 56 run; Allen kick
Decatur – Levi Rust 73 run; Allen kick
Decatur – Ben Blattner 18 pass from Muehlstein; Allen kick
Burkburnett – Zac Hollingsworth 75 run; Allen kick
Burkburnett – Hollingsworth 95 run; Allen kick
Decatur – Hunter Aragon 5 run; Allen kick
BURKBURNETT … DECATUR
First Downs … 20 … 23
Rushes-yards … 306 … 615
Passing-yards … 130 … 50
Comp-Att-Int … 13-28-2 … 3-8-0
Punts … 3-28 … 3-23
Rushing – Burkburnett, Hollingsworth 3-180; Decatur, Max Junkert 10-170; Levi Rust 11-139; Grayson Muehlstein 7-136
Receiving – Burkburnett, Bobby Ingram 6-92; Decatur, Colby Brown 1-25
Passing – Burkburnett, Bryan Lewis, 13-28-2-130; Decatur, Muehlstein 3-8-0-50