SPERRY — Tavius McDonald ran the ball around the right side, weaving his way through would-be Sperry tacklers. He was eventually wrangled out of bounds at the 15-yard line, his helmet crashing into a white fence only a few paces from the playing surface.

SPERRY — Tavius McDonald ran the ball around the right side, weaving his way through would-be Sperry tacklers. He was eventually wrangled out of bounds at the 15-yard line, his helmet crashing into a white fence only a few paces from the playing surface.

Was he phased? Not a chance.

It was that kind of night for Class 3A No. 4 Sulphur at Herrington Field. 

The Bulldogs did anything they wanted on the ground en route to 494 rushing yards in a 41-8 thrashing of Sperry in quarterfinal play on Friday. 

“Our kids played extremely well,” Sulphur coach Jim Dixon said. “Sperry’s got a really good football team, but we played our best game of the year, probably.”

Sulphur will move on  to the semifinals where the Bulldogs will meet No. 6 Beggs at 7 p.m. Friday night at Edmond Santa Fe.

This will be Sulphur’s first trip to the semifinals since 2004.

The Bulldogs (13-1) will move on thanks to Trey Kiser doing whatever he wanted with the ball in his hands against Sperry. Sulphur’s junior tailback finished with 202 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries.

With a big grin on his face, he revealed that it was his first 200-yard rushing performance of the season. So does that mean something special for the offensive line in the coming days?

“I’ll tell them, ‘good job,’” Kiser said.

At 6-feet, 200 pounds, Sulphur’s ball-carrying specialist wasted little time announcing his presence against Sperry (10-4) with a 5-yard touchdown run to give Sulphur its first score only 3:36 into the contest.

And there would be plenty more.

He tacked on a 48-yard touchdown run in the first period, and he had the final Bulldogs score with a 30-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter to give Sulphur a 41-0 advantage.

“It was when we started Monday morning. That’s when we started practicing for this game, and we just had to get our heads straight,” Kiser said. 

“He had to have good practices throughout the week, and just come and do business like we know we can.”

That’s exactly what Sulphur did.

The Bulldogs jammed the ball down Sperry’s throat with 58 rushes for 494 yards, including four ball carries with at least 64 yards.

After Kiser handed  scoring duties off to someone else on his club, it was quarterback Dawson Muck who logged Sulphur’s next two scores -- TD runs of 15 and 8 yards.

The Bulldogs cruised to a 28-0 halftime lead, and McDonald chipped in with a 24-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. 

McDonald had 71 yards on five carries.

Kiser’s lone mistake of the night was a fumble that slipped out of his hands on a 15-yard run in the third quarter. 

But the Bulldogs recovered and kept marching toward McDonald’s touchdown.

It was all Sulphur all the time.

Sperry’s lone score was on Bryce Carter’s 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth period. The Pirates were limited to 171 yards on offense, and they also turned the ball over twice.