MURFREESBORO — Once Brandon Bea came in at quarterback, Riverdale’s offense was perfect.
Bea was 14 of 14 through the air for 234 yards to lead the Warriors defeated Warren County 45-3 in their Region 2-6A game Friday night.
Bea came in for starter Marqwell Odom early in the second quarter, with Riverdale down 3-0. The Warriors (4-2, 2-1) were facing third and 16 after an ineligible receiver penalty backed them up.
Bea threw it deep downfield on his first pass attempt, and sophomore receiver Jarek Campbell jumped over his defender to haul it in for a 45-yard completion.
“(Odom’s) still a little bit banged up (from a shoulder injury he suffered in last week’s Coffee County game),” said Riverdale coach Ron Aydelott. “They packed the box on us, so we were going to throw it a little bit. (Bea) came in and did a good job.”
Bea completed an 18-yard pass to Odom, who moved to receiver, to get the Warriors to the 10. Jordan Jefferson then ran two consecutive times to get in the end zone.
Bea completed six consecutive passes in the first half to Marquise Cantrell. Two of them were for touchdowns, one for 4 yards and one for 6 yards.
Bea started out the second half with a 43-yard touchdown run, and threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Odom later in the third quarter.
“I didn’t realize that until my quarterbacks coach told me, and he told me don’t jinx it,” said Bea. “I couldn’t do it without my O-line and the receivers. Our motto tonight was we finished, and we did.”
Warren County dropped to 0-5, 0-3.