The Healdton Bulldogs wasted no time by scoring 36 first-quarter points to roll over the Velma-Alma Comets 64-0 Friday at Horton Field Friday night.

The Healdton Bulldogs wasted no time by scoring 36 first-quarter points to roll over the Velma-Alma Comets 64-0 Friday at Horton Field Friday night. 

Healdton improved to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in District A-3. Velma-Alma fell to 0-4, 0-1. 

Velma-Alma has struggled offensively this season, registering just eight points all year.

The Bulldogs scored two offensive touchdowns, one special teams touchdown, one defensive touchdown and recorded four safeties in the opening quarter alone. 

Quarterback Denton Miller got the Healdton scoring started with a 45-yard punt return for a score early. 

After a quarterback sack for a safety on defense by Colton Pickelsimer, he then switched to offense and scored on a 14-yard run.

“I was very happy with the way we played even though our starters didn’t get to play much,” Healdton coach Mark Barrett said. 

“Velma is struggling right now so I started subbing late in the second quarter. All three phases of the game got to score (offense, defense and special teams) and that doesn’t happen too often.”

A quarterback sack for a safety by Miller and a 55-yard scoring run by Dalton Gillihan had the Bulldogs up 25-0. 

An errant VA snap through the back of the end zone for a safety was followed by a 15-yard interception return by Gillihan. 

Nate Lindsey tacked the Comet punter in the end zone for a safety to put Healdton up 36-0 after the first quarter.

Gillihan had three carries for 90 yards, one touchdown and the interception return for a score. 

Miller had 59 yards on four carries for a touchdown, the punt return for a score and also a recorded safety. 

Pickelsimer had three carries for 52 yards, two touchdowns and a safety tackle. 

John Harvey finished with 66 yards on five carries and one touchdown

A 9-yard scoring run by Miller and a 10-yard touchdown run by Pickelsimer in the second quarter had the Bulldogs comfortably ahead 50-0 at intermission.

“This game allowed everyone on the sidelines to play in the game and get some experience,” Barrett said. 

“We are going to use the open week to heal up and work on fundamentals. We want to get ready for Rush Springs.”

Harvey scored on a 25-yard run in the third, and Isreal Shinn ran it in from 12 yards out in the fourth to end the Healdton scoring. 

The Bulldogs had over 300 rushing yards against the Comet defense.

Healdton will take this week off before entertaining Rush Springs on Oct. 6, which will mark the fourth straight game the Bulldogs have played at home this season.