CRESTVIEW — A talented St. Martin football team out of Ocean Springs, Miss., came calling on Crestview High School on Friday as the Bulldogs honored the newest inductees into the Crestview High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Sadly for the Crestview faithful the introduction of the inductees at half time might have been the highlight of the night.
The Yellow Jackets came into the game averaging more than 50 points a game and left scoring only slightly less than their average in a 46-13 win.
“We are struggling right now,” Crestview Coach Tim Hatten said. “We are struggling with personnel. We can’t run our offense, and we can’t play defense against a good offense.
“The bottom line is we aren’t executing in certain positions and we aren’t very successful. Right now we are searching. We are a little bit confused and we are not a very good football team.”
Crestview’s offense struggled as the Bulldogs have been without starting quarterback Rusty Moorer since the first quarter of the season opener against Northview.
Keenan Redd opened at quarterback for the Bulldogs before giving way to Corey Armstrong with 2:13 left in the second quarter. By that time the Yellow Jackets led 24-0.
Armstrong provided a spark hitting Andrew Adkins with a 22-yard pass for the first Bulldog first down of the game. Two plays later Marquis McClain, who lined up at running back, exploded up the middle and raced 62 yards for the first Bulldog score of the night.
McClain added a 55-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, but that was the extent of Crestview’s offense.
The Yellow Jackets had no problem moving the ball against the Bulldogs. St. Martin’s quarterback tandem of Wayne Overman III and Tyler Polk proved to be a dangerous combination.
Polk threw four touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the St. Martin attack. Overman ran for a touchdown and was on the receiving end of a 6-yard scoring pass from Polk.
Yellow Jacket kicker Sean Gomez scored the first St. Martin points on a 43-yard field goal with 5:17 left in the first quarter.
St. Martin turned a short field into a 25-yard drive after the Yellow Jackets recovered a Bulldog fumble. Polk hit Isaac Williams with a 10-yard pass and the rout was on.
St. Martin led 10-0 at the end of the first quarter, 27-6 at the half and 39-6 after three.
McClain finished the night with 139 yards rushing on nine carries.
Armstrong was 4-of-10 passing for 110 yards.
Adkins had three catches for 81 yards. Alik Whited had two receptions for 30 yards.
Crestview (1-2) hosts The International School of Broward on Friday.