"Bay City opens new Memorial Stadium with 41-11 win over Edna" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Blackcat senior quarterback Avery Smith (25) tries to work around Edna’s front defenders.

   Bay City got its passing game going to complement its potent running attack in an offensive effort that produced 496 total yards and a lopsided 41-11 score against Edna last Friday.
   This week the Blackcats turn their attention to longtime rival Wharton who Bay City Head Coach Robert Jones said is capable of dealing out problems despite the Tigers (4A-2) two-loss season start.  
   “Edna was determined to stop the run so that’s what opened up the passing game and we preach to the offense every week we are going to take what the defense gives us,” Jones said of the matchup that showcased the opening of the new Memorial Stadium.
   Whatever the Cowboys had intended, Bay City’s rushing game rolled up 324 yards – with 232 running yards and a touchdown generated by senior quarterback Avery Smith – and 172 yards passing.
   Smith was 7 of 13 for 134 yards passing, with three aerial TDs. 
   Smith’s top passing targets Friday were: Ray Bibbins, with two catches for 64 yards and two TDs; Jaiden Luera, with three catches for 42 yards; Cam’ron Helms, two catches for 19 yards; and Ky’Adrain Green with a five-yard scoring reception.

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