Bunch Throws Indy Past Columbia


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Oh, poor, poor Columbia Central.

For homecoming on Friday night the Lions (3-5, 1-5) had to host Independence (8-0, 5-0).

It did not go well for them.

Andrew Bunch threw 6 touchdown passes, all in the first half, in the 49-16 whipping of the Lions.

The win keeps the Eagles at No. 1 in Class 5A (8-0) and in Region 5-5A play (5-0) with two weeks left in the season.

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A Bunch of Touchdowns

The Eagles scored all 49 of their points in the first half, scoring on its first seven drives.

Bunch, in his second game back from an elbow injury, threw 11 for 17 for 202 yards and 6 touchdowns. But Indy really pulled away in the first quarter, when Bunch threw for four touchdowns and 142 yards, putting up 28 lightening-quick points.

On the first Indy drive, Bunch led a 2-play, 57-yard drive with a 45-yard pass from Andrew Bunch to Nate Johnson, and a 12-yard touchdown reception by Daniel Wright.

The party started.

Johnson scored next, on a 5-yard catch. He would catch two touchdowns on the night, his second a beautiful 43-yard bomb in the second quarter.

Wright caught another, from 14 yards out, and ran in a 6-yard score in the second.

Adam Swayze and Seth Huner also caught touchdown passes.

In the first half, in total, Indy racked up 325 yards and head coach Scott Blade pulled his starter before the halftime horn.

The win makes the Eagles a playoff lock and all but mathematically sews up Region 5-5A. With two games left on the slate, Indy holds a 2-game lead over second place Lincoln County (6-2, 3-1), who they have a tiebreaker over with a 35-19 win in week three.

Next week, in their last home game of the year, Indy hosts Franklin County (2-3-1, 2-3).

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