The Columbia High School football team improved to 3-0 on the season with a convincing 42-0 victory Friday night at home over Salem.
The 2019 Eagles are built on speed, and the team utilized that quickness early and often on this night.
A 19-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Nic Horner gave Columbia a 7-0 lead at 9:47 of the first quarter.
On their next possession, the Eagles methodically marched down the field and running back Ronnie Hunsaker cashed in with a three-yard TD run at 6:11 of the opening frame to make it 14-0.
Columbia capped off its first quarter scoring with another TD after Horner completed a short pass to Londyn Little and the junior speedster did the rest. Little dashed down the sideline for a 71-yard score to make it 21-0 with 4:19 remaining.
Following an interception by Little on a long Salem pass downfield, he was rewarded on offense by scoring on a crafty 17-yard run that included a change of direction away from all defenders. It was 28-0 at 9:41 of the second quarter.
Horner threw a short pass to Hunsaker that the speedy senior running back turned into a 47-yard TD just before halftime to put the Eagles up 35-0.
Fellow senior running back Donavan Bieber – who along with Hunsaker qualified for state in track for the Eagles this past spring – got into the act with a 14-yard TD run at 8:15 of the third quarter to complete the scoring on the night.
Horner was 11-for-19 passing for 291 yards and ran for another 34 yards with three total TDs on the night. According to award-winning CHS statistician Howie Knapp, Horner is now tied with Tyler Truttman for most career passing TDs in school history and also moved into second place all-time in career passing yards.
Little finished with 128 yards receiving on the night in addition to his 17-yard rushing score, which you can see in the video below: