WAYNESVILLE -- The Burke County Bears pounced on the Effingham County Rebels and pushed them into a deep first-half hole Friday night.
The Bears (2-0) connected on touchdown passes of 50 and 32 yards in the opening four minutes en route to a 28-7 halftime lead. They went on to win the contest 28-10 after racking up 264 first-half yards.
The Rebels (0-2), limited to 99 yards in the first two periods, got their lone touchdown with 1:08 left in the opening quarter on a 33-yard strike from Nate Hayes to Keion Wallace. Their other points came via a 33-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.
Effingham County will visit Statesboro next Friday night.