Owensboro football scored over 50 points for the third straight week on Thursday, stomping all over the Muhlenberg County defense in a whopping 71-0 district win.
It took the Red Devils less than 30 seconds to get on the board, as senior Kenyatta Carbon scored on a 65-yard rushing touchdown on the first play of the game to make it 7-0 with 11:40 left in the quarter.
Senior Deion Winstead then got in on the action the following drive, taking a six-yard carry for a touchdown to make it 14-0 Owensboro with 8:09 left in the first quarter after the second extra point by senior kicker Andrew Lanz. Winstead then got it defensively, getting a 35-yard pick six to take a 21-0 lead with 7:40 left in the first.
Following a Muhlenberg County fumble recovered by sophomore Dereon Crowe, senior quarterback Kasey Boone found senior wide receiver Khalil Rogers for a 23-yard touchdown to take a 28-0 lead. Owensboro kept its foot on the gas, as they were able to force a running clock situation up 36-0 with 15 seconds left in the first.
It was a 47-yard slant pass turned touchdown from Boone to sophomore Blake Kimbrell and a two-point conversion from Boone to Rogers that did the trick, sending them into the second quarter with a big lead.
The Red Devils scored quickly to start the second with a 34-yard punt return, with junior Javion Robinson catching after it was tipped by Winstead and making it 43-0 nothing. Robinson got it back with an interception on the ensuing drive, leading to a 26-yard rushing touchdown from Carbon and a 50-0 lead going into the locker room.
With a running clock going, Owensboro didn’t get their first touchdown of the second half until halfway through the third quarter. It was Winstead who came through again for a 50-yard rushing touchdown, taking a 58-0 lead after the two-point conversion run from sophomore Trevor DeLacey with 5:07 left in the quarter.
The Red Devils continued to pile it on from there, getting a 20-yard from freshman Evan Hampton and an eight-yard keeper by DeLacey to wrap up a whopping 71-0 victory over the Mustangs on the road.
Winstead and Carbon led the way out of the backfield with a pair of rushing touchdowns each, while WInstead also had a pick six to lead the defense. Boone was also nearly perfect, throwing for 90 yards and two touchdowns on 4-5 attempts.
Owensboro improves to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in district play going into its bye week, as the Red Devils will take some time off before returning home to take on Graves County at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14.