Less than halfway through the second quarter in an Arkansas 4A semifinal, Shiloh Christian led Stuttgart 42-0 in a game that got out of hand quickly for the Ricebirds.
Shiloh Christian attacked immediately, forcing consecutive three-and-outs followed by blocked punts to open the game.
The first was both blocked and recovered by Kaden Henley.
On the Saints’ first offensive snap, Cam Wiedemann quickly found the end zone, the first of four rushing touchdowns he scored in the first 16 minutes.
In its next defensive possession, Shiloh Christian again forced a three-and-out. This time on fourth down, Stuttgart took the snap farther back, but Henley still got to it. Noah De Jarnatt proceeded to pick it up and take it straight to the house.
Shiloh Christian’s fun was just getting started. Wiedemann quickly got up to four touchdowns, and soon it was time for some Eli Wisdom highlights.
First, he launched from just under 40 yards out and found Cooper Hutchinson diving into the end zone.
He also reeled off one of his signature scrambling bursts to the end zone before the half was over.
In addition to the Saints’ dominance on offense and special teams, Shiloh Christian made big plays on defense, too.
In the first half, Braden Tutt had an interception and a scoop-and-score, and Cooper Darr had multiple highlight sacks/tackles for loss, including a forced fumble.
With a 56-0 halftime lead, Shiloh Christian was able to start inserting reserve players by the start of the second half and begin planning its upcoming trip to Little Rock for another crack at a state championship.