Andre Davis threw for four touchdowns, all in the first half, Friday night as No. 11 Bryan Station routed visiting Tates Creek 50-22.
"We played pretty well," Coach Frank Parks said. "We started off pretty fast. They decided to take the ball first, the defense came out and did a good job stopping them (and) we got in. So we're playing pretty well coming off the bye week."
Davis completed 13 passes in 22 attempts en route to a 43-7 halftime lead, then watched the rest of the night. He also ran four times for 40 yards.
D'Andre Mack, who caught one of the TD passes, also rushed 10 times for 107 first-half yards and a score.
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Bryan Station (3-2) outgained the Commodores 472-216.
Greg Gerton led the Defenders with 3.5 tackles, including a pair of sacks. Chris Jackson also had 3.5 tackles.
After forcing a Tates Creek punt, Bryan Station's Marcus Floyd opened the scoring parade with a 22-yard reception.
"First half, we started out a little slow," Davis said. "We just went to the huddle and said 'let's pick it up,' and we just took off from there and started scoring and connecting."
Tates Creek (3-3) tied 7-7 on a 7-yard pass from Peyton Burke to Drew Ransdell.
But Davis connected with K-Ci Carmichael on a 28-yard touchdown pass to give the Defenders a 14-7 lead through one quarter.
Then came a 29-point explosion in the second quarter, starting with a 40-yard fumble return by Angel Gonzalez.
The Defenders scored three touchdowns in a span of 3:35 late in the half.
Mack added a 5-yard scoring run with 4:57 left in the half.
C.J. Walker's 55-yard punt return set up the next score, a 6-yard pass from Davis to Tequan Claitt with 3:15 left. Walker also finished the game with five receptions for 100 yards.
And Mahari Sturgis' interception led to a 31-yard Davis-to-Mack TD toss with 1:22 left. That made for a running game clock the rest of the night.
Davis said he knew big things were possible.
"I believe in my receivers and I know how we practice every day," he said. "We just come out, take it to the field on Friday night."
Davis' backup, Dallas Burton, hit Carmichael with a 1-yard TD toss in the third quarter, and the Defenders went into cruise control from there.
"He gets better each game," Parks said of Davis. "It's hard to believe he has only five starts in high school football, but he's been doing pretty well. He continues to get better, that's what I like."
Mack gave Parks cause to smile, too. In addition to his 107 rushing yards, the 5-foot-8, 165-pounder caught four passes for 60 yards.
"He's got great vision," Parks said of Mack. "He's stronger than a lot of people think because he's small in stature but his legs are very strong and they never stop. ... He goes zero to sixty real quick."
Tates Creek scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, on an 11-yard run by Sakima Opsal and on a 13-yard pass from Burke to Kendrick Cruise.
Parks made his post-game talk to his team short and sweet.
"Just continue to get better each week," he said. "We're really concentrating and focusing on us, making sure we improve with every snap."
Bryan Station 50, Tates Creek 22
Tates Creek 7 0 0 15 — 22
Bryan Station 14 29 7 0 — 50
BS — Marcus Floyd 22 pass from Andre Davis (Anthony Lopez kick); TC — Drew Ransdell 7 pass from Peyton Burke (Jared Wilkins kick); BS — K-Ci Carmichael 28 pass from Davis (Lopez kick); BS — Angel Gonzalez 40 fumble return (Lopez kick); BS — D'Andre Mack 5 run (Lopez kick); BS — Tequan Claitt 6 pass from Davis (Lopez kick); BS — Mack 31 pass from Davis (Floyd pass from Mahari Sturgis); BS — Carmichael 1 pass from Dallas Burton (Lopez kick); TC — Sakima Opsal 11 run (Wilkins kick); TC — Kendrick Cruise 13 pass from Burke (Graham Gordon pass from Burke).