Just how good are the Ness City Eagles? We may not really know. The Eagles have yet to be challenged in the first five games of the season, since the closest any team has been able to get to them was 44 points.
Quinter actually came out and looked like they might have something for the Eagles early in the game, stuffing Ness on 4th and goal to end the game's first drive.
But the Eagles would get on the board just a few minute later when Kolytn Ratliff hit Will Frusher for the 21 yard score. Eagles up 8-0.
Ness found paidirt again when Garrett Flax fielded a punt, that looked like it might be headed out of bounds. Flax instead ran it back 64 yards for a touchdown and the Eagles were up 16-0.
The score would be 22-0 after one quarter after a one yard touchdown run by Ratliff and 30-0 after Dalton Gantz walked in from seven yards out.
Ness City would add another touchdown by Flax and one by Tanner McMillen to stretch the score to 42-0 with 6 seconds to go until the half.
The game would end on a wild play that pretty much summed up the night. Flax appeared to be headed to the endzone from 29 yards out, when the Bulldogs Colton Corwin got a hand on the ball and knocked it away, but it bounced right to Tucker VonLehe for the touchdown. Ness City wins 48-0 by rule at the half.
"Another worthy opponent. (Quinter) comes out big guys up front," said Ness City head coach Chris Bamberger. "We just ask them that they execute and do their jobs well and they did again for us tonight."
There was a frightening moment in the game, when Ratliff took a hard hit on a play that resulted in a Quinter interception. Ratliff did give the thumbs up to the crowd as he was carted off the field. Bamberger said he took a shot to the back, but didn't have much more information about the injury.
"Anytime you lose your starting quarterback it's a concern," he added. "We will see and we will go from there as soon as we get his status."
Ness City takes a 5-0 record into a big match up next Friday at home against Hoxie. The Eagles have yet to be challenged this season, with the closest game being a 44 point win, and only one game going the entire four quarters.
"You always think about that," said Bamberger. "But you always hope the kids will find that extra gear in practice to try to get those game type reps."
Quinter falls to 2-3 on the season. They travel to Hill City in week six.