The Columbia High School football team coasted to another lopsided victory Friday night at Carlyle, 55-0, to remain unbeaten at 5-0 on the season.
Last week, The Eagles led 35-0 after one quarter against Wesclin. It was more of the same Friday night, as they led 34-0 over the Indians after the first 12 minutes of action.
Donavan Bieber started the scoring for Columbia, rushing for a 15-yard touchdown at 10:26. Senior quarterback Nic Horner ran for an 11-yard score just one minute later.
Columbia’s leading tackler, Eli Wagner, got into the action with a fumble recovery in the endzone for another TD at 7:38.
Nic Horner then connected with twin brother Sam Horner on a 17-yard TD pass play at 5:49. That was followed by a short TD run by Ronnie Hunsaker, and the Eagles took a 34-0 lead.
The Horner connection scored again – this time from 43 yards out – at 8:12 of the second quarter.
In the second half, Kyle McConachie scored on a 21-yard run in the third quarter and Dominic Voegele scored on a 45-yard run in the fourth quarter.
In addition to Wagner, Columbia’s defense had fumble recoveries by Sam Horner, Cade Napier and Will Denny.
Nic Horner was 5-for-5 passing on the night for 90 yards and two TDs in addition to the rushing score. He became the all-time career passing yards leader in CHS football history with the second quarter TD pass to Sam Horner.
Columbia should have a tougher test next week as it travels to Freeburg. The Midgets improved to 3-2 on the season with a 21-3 win over Red Bud on Friday.