A trend which seems to be following the Plainview Indians over the last two games is starting quick, and scoring 60 plus points.

A trend which seems to be following the Plainview Indians over the last two games is starting quick, and scoring 60 plus points.

Both of these things occurred Friday night as the No. 6 Indians cruised to a 61-6 victory over the Bethel Wildcats on Homecoming night at Plainview Stadium.

The victory moved Plainview to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in district play. 

Plainview wasted little time starting the scoring as it came on an 11-play, 54-yard drive that ended with Payton Webber scoring on a 1-yard run on the offensive possession of the game for the Indians. 

Three minutes later a 37-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brock Parham to Caleb Burson gave the Indians a 13-0 lead.

Parham had a huge night under center. The junior quarterback hit 11-of-17 passes for 246 yards and five touchdowns.

Britton Sperry was on the receiving end of a Parham pass early in the second quarter that covered 56 yards and put Plainview up 20-0.

“We are doing a great job along both the offensive and defensive lines,” Plainview coach Joe Price said. “They are dominating, and we are able to keep fresh players out there because of our depth. That gives us a huge advantage. Up front is where the games are won, and right now we are taking care of business up there.”

Bethel (1-4,0-2), had their only scoring drive that used 15 plays and covered 73 yards and ended on a 1-yard run by Corey Metcher with 4:32 left in the first half. 

However, the Indians weren’t about to let Bethel have any momentum going into the locker room as touchdown passes from Parham to junior Blake Nowell of 19 yards and 22 yards along with a 20-yard scoring toss to Webber upped the Indians advantage to 41-6 heading to the break.

While the Plainview offense was solid throughout the game, the Indians defense also had a solid contest. 

Plainview managed to pick off three passes on Bethel quarterback Gunner Smith and recorded 10 quarterback sacks. 

For much of the game Smith was being chased out of the pocket, and he found it virtually impossible to find open receivers.  

In addition, the Wildcats lost two fumbles and finished with five turnovers. Bethel had 30 rushing plays for a minus 24 yards and finished with just 220 yards factoring in the Wildcat passing.

“Our assistant coaches did a great job of scouting and putting together a good game plan,” Price said. “The players executed the game plan to perfection, and it is fun to watch everything fall into place like it did tonight. The defense knew what to watch for, and they were in good position all night to make the plays.”

“Offensively we were able to get the ball to the right people and take advantage of some things in their system that benefited us,” Price added “Brock (Parham) is doing such a good job of running our offense right now as quarterback. He is throwing his passes well, and he is doing a great job on his quarterback reads in our running game. It’s always good when things fall into place.”

Junior running back Jaxon Clemons scored on runs of 13 yards and 26 yards in the third, which gave Plainview a 54-6 lead after the third. 

Clemons led the Indian rushing game with 11 carries for 98 yards and the two touchdowns.

With the clock running free, Plainview got its final touchdown two minutes into the fourth on a 6-yard run by Tyson Al-Kbour.

The Indians will be back in action at 7 p.m. Friday night taking on the Marlow Outlaws on the road.