ATWATER -- Rodriguez coach John Bent had the right play called at the right time.
Buhach Colony was facing a third-and-5 at its own 38-yard line on the opening possession of the second half, and Bent's staff could be heard screaming "fly sweep" from the sidelines.
Sure enough, as BC running back Jarrell Davis took the handoff while coming around on the sweep, half the Rodriguez defense was waiting on the right side of the field for him.
Davis cut back five yards probing for a seam, and Rodriguez's Justin McCard closed from the side looking for the big hit.
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Davis somehow absorbed the blow, keeping his feet, while McCard was left sprawled on the turf.
The diminutive back got to the sideline and accelerated past everyone on the field for a 62-yard touchdown run.
Rodriguez never recovered and Buhach Colony scored 35 unanswered points en route to a 49-17 victory.
"I took the ball and the first thing I see is four guys right there," Davis said. "So I'm thinking 'Dang no gain.'
"I didn't even see the guy that hit me. I thought he just glanced off, but apparently he was hurt.
"Next thing I knew the sideline opened up for me and I was gone."
Davis took Rodriguez's hopes for a first win right along with him.
A much more determined Buhach Colony squad took the field in the second half.
BC (4-0) led 21-17 at intermission, but needed some fortune on a freak play to accomplish that.
Davis successfully hauled in a screen pass around the Rodriguez 42-yard line, but was hit from behind and put the ball on the ground.
The football fortuitously rolled to the feet of offensive lineman Andrew Mark, who picked it up and raced 32 yards for a touchdown.
The small lead served as a wake up call, however.
"We basically came out like we were playing Hilmar again and they beat us up a little bit," Davis said. "We came out and took care of business in the second half."
BC certainly did.
The Buhach defense surrendered just 56 total yards in the second half.
BC totaled eight sacks in the game, with DJ Dawson delivering the biggest blow.
The linebacker came clean on a blitz from the blind side, forcing quarterback Myles Carelock to fumble. Aziz Shittu scooped up the ball and rumbled 63 yards for the score to make it 49-17.
"The defense played well all game, really only giving up 10 points, but they were great in the second half," BC coach Kevin Swartwood said. "This is the first time in school history that we've been 4-0, so the kids are pretty excited."
With Rodriguez's offense being held in check, Davis and Dallon Muse put the game out of reach.
Davis finished up with 205 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries, while Muse chipped in 172 yards and three scores on 17 carries.
"You have to give Buhach credit," Bent said. "They have some speed and some big guys on the offensive line. They just wore us down"
BUHACH COLONY 49, RODRIGUEZ 17
Rodriguez 7 10 0 0 -- 17
Buhach Colony 14 7 14 14 -- 49
BC -- Jarrell Davis 44 run (Kick failed)
R -- Spencer Morrow 97 kick return (Angel Mondragon Kick)
BC -- Dallon Muse 22 run (Keith Ducey run)
R -- Mondragon 30 field goal
R -- Blake Richmond 26 pass from Raymond Edmonson (Mondragon)
BC -- Andrew Mark 32 run (Tanner Gleason kick)
BC -- Davis 62 run (Gleason kick)
BC -- Muse 21 run (Gleason kick)
BC -- Muse 10 run (Gleason kick)
BC -- Aziz Shittu 63 fumble return (Gleason kick)
Records: Rodriguez 0-4; Buhach Colony 4-0.
JV -- Buhach Colony 36-12.