MONT BELVIEU – After a sluggish first half, the Barbers Hill Eagles got the offense going after the intermission and scored three touchdowns in a span of eight minutes in the third quarter to break open a close game in a 27-0 win over Dayton Friday night.

The win got Barbers Hill off and rolling in District 12-5A II play and moved to 3-1 overall while Dayton is now 1-3 and 0-1. 

After managing just 85 yards of offense in the first half, Barbers Hill had 182 yards of offense in just the third quarter alone. 

Leading 6-0 heading into the third quarter, the Eagles struck quick with quarterback Christian Kaopua hooking up with Cameron Cauley on a 23-yard score to make it a 13-0 game with 9:11 left in the third. 

The duo connected again at the 4:13 mark of the quarter with this one going for 31-yards and the lead was up to 20-0. 

Late in the third quarter, the Eagles put the game away as Kaopua found Canden Grogan on a pretty 61-yard strike and a 27-0 edge heading into the final 12 minutes of play. 

The first half was all defense as both teams combined for just 160-yards of total offense. It was all about the special teams also for Barbers Hill as they blocked three kicks in the first half. 

Forcing a punt on Dayton’s first series of the game, the Eagles’ Josh King-Bradley blocked the Broncos punt and teammate Charles King scooped the loose football up and returned it 12-yards for the touchdown and Barbers Hill led 6-0 with 8:33 left in the first quarter. 

The Eagles finished the game with 311 yards of total offense while holding Dayton to 78. Broncos quarterback Christian Olige passed for 59 yards with Brent Monceaux catching three passes for 33. Barbers Hill was led by running back Garrett Hagler who finished with 125 yards rushing on 14 totes. Kaopua passed for 139-yards and three touchdowns while Cauley caught five passes for 68-yards and two scores. 

AHS 57, Kirbyville 26

Anahuac earned its first win of the season and are 1-0 in District 12-3A I play following a resounding, 56-27 home win against Kirbyville.

“We shut them out in the second half,” Anahuac head coach Greg Neece said. “The dagger was a touchdown pass from Foster Kreuzer to Zion Clark early in the fourth quarter.”

Anahuac compiled 503 yards of offense, 369 on the ground, in pulling away from Kirbyville (0-4) after holding only a 27-26 lead at the break.

Kreuzer had two touchdown passes to Clark, who caught five passes for 117 yards while Landyn Fanus caught a third air strike, this one from 17 yards.

Kreuzer led the Panthers with 102 yards rushing and two touchdowns while Landon Corbitt added 100 yards on 10 carries and scored once while Fanus added 70 yards on the ground with two touchdowns.

Other District 12-3A-I results

East Chambers (1-0) 28, Woodville (0-1) 0

Orangefield (1-0) 28, Buna (0-1) 12

Hardin (1-0) 26, Warren (0-1) 23

Vidor 37, Crosby 27

The Crosby Cougars fell to 0-3 overall and dropped their first District 12-5A II game in a 37-27 loss Friday against Vidor.

Crosby was led by Deniquez Dunn who threw for 182 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while he ran for 126 yards on 19 carries.

Leondre Smith had a touchdown run for Crosby while Jaylen Harmen and Emonte Wilson each hauled in a touchdown pass apiece. Herman finished with 84 yards receiving.

Trevor Helburg added a 23-yard field goal for Crosby.

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