PAULDING – The Edgerton Bulldogs took control in the first quarter and never let up as the Williams County squad cruised to a 48-0 win over Paulding in Green Meadows Conference high school football action at Keysor Field Friday night.

Edgerton scored twice in the opening stanza to seize control of the contest early on.

Quarterback Corey Everetts hooked up with Riley Kollar on a 14-yard scoring strike to get the Williams County squad on the scoreboard and in front 7-0.

Everetts then took matters into his own hand for the next Bulldog score, rambling a dozen yards as Edgerton expanded the margin to 14-0 at the end of one period.

The Bulldog signal caller again called his own number for the third touchdown, scrambling 40-yards for a score to widen the Edgerton lead to 20-0 in the second quarter.

Scottie Krontz was the next Bulldog to reach the endzone, plunging three yards for a touchdown as Edgerton pushed the margin to 26-0.

The Bulldogs closed out the first half scoring on a seven-yard scoring strike from Everetts to Kadyn Picillo that put the Williams County team in front 32-0 at the intermission.

Krontz provided the only Edgerton touchdown in the third quarter, running for three yards to give the Bulldogs a 40-0 lead.

Warren Nichols broke free from 23-yards out to provide the final Bulldog touchdown and set the final margin at 48-0.

Everetts ended the contest completing nine of ten passes for 131 yards for the Bulldogs while also running for 92 yards. Nichols added 82 rushing yards on ten carries for the Bulldogs.

For the Panthers, quarterback Jacob Fife completed six of ten passes for 81 yards while Colten Hunt connected on two of four throws for a dozen yards.

Caleb Larson hauled in five passes for 69 yards to lead the maroon and white with Brayden Sanders, Nash Saylor and Carter Bashore all recording one reception.

Dawson Lamb paced the Paulding rushing attack with 40 yards on 11 carries and Jesse Shaffer added 33 yards over nine attempts.

Overall, the Panthers totaled 151 yards on 39 plays in the contest with four crucial turnovers.

Edgerton, which improves to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Green Meadows Conference, returns to play on Friday as the Bulldogs host Fairview (0-6 overall, 0-3 GMC). Paulding, which falls to 1-5 in all games and 1-2 in the conference, also battles a squad looking for its first win when the Panthers make the trip to Hicksville (0-6, 0-3 GMC) on Homecoming night for the Aces.