After a 35-minute delay because of a bus breakdown, the North Fort Myers Red Knights and Ida Baker game Friday night got off to a bang-up start.
The Bulldogs scored 27 points in the first quarter and never looked back in a 51-0 win that keeps the Red Knights winless (0-7, 0-3 district).
North received the opening kick, but couldn't make a first down and Charlton Carter blocked North's punt. Two plays later, Jeremy Betts ran for a touchdown from the 2. Clarke kicked the for a 7-0 lead.
After North ran four plays, Baker took just four plays to move 38 yards for a score with Betts running the last yard for the score.
After the Knights punted, it only took the Bulldogs six plays to score on Sage Attwood's 33-yard pass to Trayvon Clarke. The PAT by Clarke, who converted six of seven on the night.
Baker got the ball back again and on the second play Attwood, who tossed three TD scores, threw a 53-yard TD pass to Roy Denson and the first quarter ended 27-0.
North got off a 62-yard pass from Brandon Makar to Anthony McCulloch to get to the Baker 18, but Betts intercepted a pass on the next play.
The game settled down as the teams exchanged drives. Late in the second quarter, Baker drove to the Knights 8 where Betts scored his third TD. Clarke's extra-point kick put Baker up at half 34-0.
Lamar Dumas' return of the second-half kickoff was called back when Baker incurred a holding penalty. The Bulldogs started on North's 48 and drove to the Knight's 17 to set up on Clarke's 34-yard field goal.
The Bulldogs led 37-0 and the officials called for a running clock.
Midway through the third quarter Attwood threw a scoring pass to Clarke covering 15 yards. Clarke added the PAT.
The final score came on Brian Johnson's three-yard run.
Baker (4-2, 2-1 district) plays at Riverdale next Friday night.
North FM 0 0 0 0 - 0
Ida Baker 27 7 10 7 - 51
IB - Betts 3 run (Clarke kick)
IB - Betts 1 run (kick failed)
IB - Clarke 33 pass from Attwood (Clarke kick)
IB - Benson 53 pass from Attwood (Clarke kick)
IB - Betts 8 run (Clarke kick)
IB - FG, Clarke 34
IB - Clarke 16 pass from Attwood (Clarke kick)
IB - Johnson 3 run (Clarke kick)