The Baylor School football team traveled nearly 4,000 miles for its second game of the year.
When the Red Raiders took the field on Friday, jet lag was apparently no problem — and neither was their opponent.
A fast start led to a dominating result as Baylor throttled New Jersey’s Seton Hall Prep 42-7 in Dublin, Ireland, to bounce back from last week's season-opening home loss to Georgia's Rabun Gap.
Friday's game, which was one of three high school matchups played in Dublin as part of the Global Ireland Football Tournament, kicked off at 3:30 p.m. local time, which was 10:30 a.m. Eastern. The Red Raiders had been in Ireland since Tuesday, when they made a flight of more than seven hours.
Baylor scored the first 10 points against Seton Hall, then answered the Pirates’ lone score with two more touchdowns before halftime to begin pulling away. The Red Raiders scored two more rapid-fire touchdowns early in the second half, highlighted by a 50-yard pass from Whit Muschamp to Amari Jefferson for a 30-7 lead with 9:30 left in the third quarter.
Muschamp threw four touchdown passes in all — two to Zane Restelli, one to Jefferson and another to tight end Max LeBlanc — and Briggs Cherry also threw for a score, connecting with Jefferson. Baylor also forced three turnovers: Balint Rendessy and Tyler Rice each had an interception, and Josh Hampton recovered a fumble on a first-half kickoff that set up a touchdown.
The Red Raiders planned to attend Saturday's college opener between Navy and No. 13 Notre Dame in Dublin before flying home Sunday. Baylor will face an opponent from another state for the third straight week when it hosts New York's Archbishop Stepinac next Friday.
Compiled by Stephen Hargis. Contact him at email@example.com.