Blue Jays rumble past Mid-Prairie
BONDURANT — Bondurant-Farrar scored on its first three possessions in Monday’s Class 2A second-round game against Mid-Prairie, and the Blue Jays went on to rout the Golden Hawks 33-0.
Junior Dillon Stafford’s 31-yard field goal put the Blue Jays up 3-0 early in the game, and then senior Colton Halder, who rushed for 230 yards and three touchdowns on 40 carries in the contest, found the end zone twice. Another Stafford field goal, this time from 41 yards out, with 11 seconds left in the second quarter put Bondurant-Farrar up 20-0 at halftime.
On their first possession of the second half, the Golden Hawks drove into Bondurant-Farrar territory for the first time in the contest, but a fumble ended the threat. The Blue Jays then drove for another touchdown, this one on a 25-yard run by sophomore Grant Petersen.
Mid-Prairie’s defense struggled to slow down Halder and the Blue Jays. Bondurant-Farrar amassed 435 total yards, including 347 on the ground, and picked up 22 first downs.
The Golden Hawks, on the other hand, were limited to just 145 total yards. Junior tailback Eesaa Baylor rushed for 54 yards on 10 carries, and junior quarterback Reid Miller was 11-for-20 passing for 68 yards, but was intercepted twice.
Bondurant-Farrar (10-1) advances to Friday’s 2A state quarterfinal game at top-ranked Mediapolis (11-0). The Golden Hawks bow out of the playoffs with an 8-3 record.