East Hamilton routs East Ridge in Region 3-4A opener

Staff file photo by Matt Hamilton / East Hamilton running back Juan Bullard, right, needed just five carries to total 125 yards and three touchdowns in the Hurricanes' 49-0 win against visiting East Hamilton in the region opener for both teams Friday night.

On a spectacular night for high school football, East Hamilton dominated in the first half and cruised to a 49-0 blowout win over visiting East Ridge in the Region 3-4A opener for both teams Friday.

The Hurricanes (3-0) were led by another big performance from Juan Bullard, who rushed five times for 125 yards and three scores - all in the first half - after being named player of the week by the Times Free Press on Monday for his success in a win against Class 5A's Portland. Kaunyae Burgans had a strong first half as well against East Ridge, catching four Lake Clark passes for 49 yards and two touchdowns before the break.

"The kids came out and played hard from the get-go," East Hamilton coach Grant Reynolds said. "It's nice to be 1-0 in the region, and we're excited about where we're headed.