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Washington continues season-long dominance with shutout win

Warriors roll to 51-0 victory as QB Major Cantrell throws 6 TD passes

WASHINGTON, OKLAHOMA - Class 2A No. 1 Washington had yet to be challenged through the first quarter of the season. 

Through their first four games, they had outscored their opponents, 166-38.

Community Christian traveled to Washington Friday looking to be the first team to put a dent in the Warriors' shiny exterior. However, that was not to be the case as Washington rolled to a 51-0 victory.

In just over two quarters of action, Washington quarterback Major Cantrell tossed six touchdown passes to five different receivers.

The runaway train got loose early in the night when Cantrell hit Cooper Alexander on a short touchdown pass. That ignited a run of 44 straight points in the half.

The Royals fumbled the ensuing kickoff return and Cantrell hooked up with Cage Morris on a 40-yard strike. After Case Alexander came up with an interception off Tyndale McIntosh, Cantrell threw his third consecutive TD pass to Hudson Howard, who outran the Community Christian defense into the end zone.

Leading 21-0, Cantrell went to his other talented tight end Nate Roberts, who rumbled into the end zone on a touchdown catch. The Warriors led, 28-0, with 11:42 left in the second quarter.

Washington’s defense was just as suffocating as they didn’t give McIntosh a chance to breathe or set his feet every time he dropped back to pass. That allowed the Warriors' secondary to make aggressive plays on the ball.

That is exactly what Tatum Wilk did when he cut in front of a Royals' receiver to pick up an interception and then return it deep into Washington territory. That led to Howard’s second touchdown of the half and a 35-0 lead.

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The Warriors' defense wasn’t done there. They picked up a safety when McIntosh threw the ball out of bounds in his own end zone.

Washington capped off the first-half scoring binge when senior Max Wilson snagged a Cantrell pass in the back of the end zone that gave the Warriors a 44-0 halftime advantage.

After a long kickoff return to start the second half, Cantrell and Alexander connected for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. Leading 51-0, coach Brad Beller began to take out his starters.

Community Christian dropped to 1-4 on the season. Washington takes their undefeated 5-0 record on the road next week to Crooked Oak.