The May Tigers offense was colder than the frost on the windshields Monday morning as the Brady Bulldogs rolled to a 41-9 victory in the opening game of the Underwood’s Christmas Classic.
The Tigers (8-4) converted just two field goals, scored one point in the second half and turned the ball over 34 times in Monday’s loss. May’s last field goal occurred with 2:01 remaining in the second quarter and the Tigers’ lone second-half point came on a free throw with 3:02 left in the contest.
Jeremy Phillips scored four points for May, Derek Jesko and Matthew O’Briant added two points each and Jared Howard added the fourth-quarter free throw.
Brady (2-1) led 11-2 after one quarter, 29-8 at halftime and 35-8 after three quarters.
Zach Jones poured in 19 points to lead the Bulldog offense, followed by eight points from Mackenzie Hirt and four each from Dylan Jacoby and Kyle Andrews.
The Bulldogs tallied 11 points and forced 10 turnovers and before May scored its first points with 51 seconds left in the first quarter. Brady then opened the second quarter with 12 consecutive points, highlighted by a steal and a dunk from Jones at the 4:04 mark, which gave the Bulldogs a 19-2 edge.
Brady kept May off the scoreboard in the third period, but mustered just six points — four on field goals by Jones and two on free throws from Andrews.
May will return to action against Goldthwaite at 9 a.m., while Brady will square off with Sweetwater at 10:30 a.m.