An opening kickoff return for a touchdown by Brookings-Harbor High School’s C.J. Paxton seemed to set the stage for what could have been a close game between the Bruins and the Challengers of Cascade Christian.
But Paxton’s six points – the extra point was no good – were all the points the Bruins would score the rest of the game.
Cascade Christian is the sixth-ranked team in the state at the 3A level and they proved that the ranking was deserved as they put 41 points on the board.
The Challengers well-rounded offense proved to be too much to handle as they took control of the game early and never let go.
The Challengers scored quickly after the Bruins and were able to put up 14 points in the first quarter.
Challenger running back Brandon Williams answered Paxton’s kickoff return with one of his own to begin the second half, as the Challengers put up two more touchdowns in the second half.
With the loss the Bruins drop to 0-2 on the season and will head south to take on the Warriors of Hoopa Valley High School on Friday at 7:30 p.m.