By JOHN B. BRYAN
CROSS PLAINS -- Friendship Christian rolled to a 47-6 victory over East Robertson Friday night as the No. 4-ranked Commanders remained perfect on the season at 5-0.
Going three plays and out on their first possession, Friendship scored on the next six possessions and gave up only one touchdown in two quarters, cruising as to a 40-6 halftime advantage.
"I had my doubts on that first drive, but we put together some good drives to get up on them early," said FCS head coach John McNeal.
FCS limped into the non-region contest with several starters nursing injuries including senior linemen Jeremy Hunley, Jonathon Dunn and offensive back Robbie Preston.
"We had two linemen out and our starting fullback so we had to make do with some under classmen backups. They stepped up and played well for us," McNeal added.
The Friendship squad rolled up 461 yards of total offense as junior tailback John Markham had 12 carries for 113 yards and junior quarterback Lee Maasen had ten carries for 116 on the ground and three rushing touchdowns.
Through the air Massen lit up the dark sky at East Robertson hitting 8-of-11 passes for 130 yards and four touchdowns.
Junior wide receiver Parker Teeter hauled in six catches for 77 yards and three touchdowns while his junior counterpart Charlie Tumbleston grabbed two balls for 53 yards and a score.
"Anytime you can score six times in the first half your offense is clicking," McNeal said of his team’s offensive showing.
The FCS defense dominated the Indians all night giving up only three first downs and 97 yards of offense.
The Indians were plagued by 65 yards in penalties and two costly turnovers.
Friendship Christian improved to 5-0 while East Robertson dropped to 1-4.
The Commanders get back to Region 4,1A action October 3 as they host Monterey.
The Wildcats, idle this week, stand 1-4 on the season and 1-1 in Region 4, 1A following a 38-10 loss to Trousdale County Sept. 19.